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Architecture of Leinster

17 February 2010

1980 – Central Bank of Ireland, Dame Street, Dublin

Architect: Stephenson Gibney & Associates Another one of Sam Stephenson’s buildings that was to attract a lot of criticism both for its height and original roofline (in contravention of the Planning Permission) and...

18 February 2010

1980 – Commercial Buildings, Dame Street, Dublin

Rebuilt at a 90 degree angle after the original was demolished to make way for the Central Bank development. Originally the building crossed the pedestrian walkway to Crown Alley, what is now the...

23 September 2010

1980 – Irish Life Centre, Abbey Street, Dublin

Architect: Robinson Keefe Devane A large development on the old Brooks Thomas yards consisting of blocks of various heights around courtyards both at streetlevel and raised. All the blocks have copper clad mansard...

07 April 2010

1980 – Jim Larkin Statue, O’Connell Street, Dublin

Sculptor: Oisin Kelly Facing Clery’s, Jim Larkin (1874-1947) is remembered on Dublin’s main thoroughfare for his dedication to worker’s rights. In 1909 Jim Larkin founded the Irish Transport & General Worker’s Union catering...

02 May 2014

1981 – Dublin Port & Docks Building, East Wall, Dublin

Architect: Scott Tallon Walker Intended to be a building with a strong visual presence in the port and succeeds as such. The six-storey building sits on a raised podium with the top floor...

10 February 2010

1984 – IDA, Wilton Place, Dublin

Architect: Tyndall Hogan Hurley Some extravagant plans were drawn up for this site including a design by Stephenson Gibney & Associates of three twelve storey towers with a facade treatment like their original...

14 March 2010

1988 – Treasury Building, Grand Canal Street, Dublin

Architect: Henry J. Lyons & Partners The former Boland’s Mill building was stripped back to its concrete framed structure and redeveloped into an office building in the late 1980s by Treasury Holdings. The...

02 March 2010

1988 – Unbuilt Dublin – Dublin Docklands Plan

An early proposal for the Dublin Docklands submitted by Hardwicke Ltd. McInerney Properties plc, and The British Land Company. It ocused on recreational and social uses of the docks rather than business offices...

19 February 2010

1989 – International Conference Centre, Dublin Castle

Architect: Office of Public Works After its restoration by the Office of Public Works, conference facilities were added so the Castle could be used by the State when Ireland hosts the presidency of...