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Buildings of Ireland

04 June 2015

1972 – Moore & Parnell Street Proposal, Dublin

Massive scheme for a central business district centred on the area of Moore and Parnell Street. The landbank amassed meant the removal of the historic street pattern and is now the site of...

29 June 2010

1972 – Oisin House, Pearse Street, Dublin

Architect: Tyndall Hogan Hurley Truly horrific materials, design, and massing marks this waste of a fantastic site along a busy street and abutting Trinity College. Pearse Street, or Brunswick Street as it was,...

07 July 2010

1972 – Screen Cinema, Townsend Street, Dublin

Architect: Sir Thomas Bennett / Henry J. Lyons & Partners A soulless 1960s cinema that is partially on the site of two of Dublin’s most famous theatres: the massive Theatre Royal and the...

07 April 2010

1973 – Fingal County Council, O’Connell Street, Dublin

Architect: Arthur Swift & Partners Truly horrendous L-shaped building that replaced several good 19th century houses and a commercial building by William G. Murray. Slated for demolition itself after barely forty years. The...

04 February 2010

1973 – Library, University College Dublin, Co. Dublin

Architect: Scott Tallon Walker The James Joyce Library is the central branch of the UCD Library system, housing Arts, Celtic Studies, Human Sciences, Business (Undergraduate), Law, Science, Agriculture, Civil & Biosystems Engineering.

19 July 2008

1973 – Merrion Hall, Sandymount, Dublin

Architect: Stephenson Gibney & Associates The Merrion Hall office building provided accommodation for Irish Shipping Limited, Coras Trachtala (The Irish Export Board) and The Irish Goods Council. The site, on Strand Road, Sandymount,...

31 July 2015

1973 – Office Tower, Pearse Station, Dublin

A proposal by CIÉ, in association with the Irish Life Assurance Company, for an office block at Pearse Station. The planned structure was be 8 storeys above ground and 5 storeys above platform...

28 March 2008

1973 – River House, 21/25 Chancery Street, Dublin

Architect: Patrick J. Sheahan & Partners Formerly the Motor Tax office, now empty, and possibly awaiting demolition. Abhorantly ugly development that was slated for demolition and redevelopment into an even more horrible building....

02 October 2014

1973 – RTE Radio Centre, Donnybrook, Dublin

Architect: Scott Tallon Walker Part of the RTE campus which includes radio and television studios. With the completion of the Radio Centre, RTE Radio’s programme departments and studios were housed for the first...

27 January 2010

1973 – St Michael’s Church, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Architect: C.J. McCarthy / Sean Rothery, Pearse McKenna, Naois O’Dowd In 1968, the fine Gothic church design by Dublin City Architect C.J. MaCarthy, himself the son of leading church architect J.J. McCarthy, burned...