It Doesn’t Add Up


Eoin Lettice writes:

For €350,000 you can purchase this large city centre building [adjacent to the Mercy hospital] which was once home to George Boole (top) Queen’s College Cork’s first Professor of Mathematics and the ‘Father’ of modern algebra.
The house has been in a poor state of repair for some time and a structural collapse and ‘making-safe’ last year has led to significant damage to the roof and interior of the building.
Now the building is up for sale with Global Properties as an investment site – apparently failing to mention that the building is listed on the Cork City record of protected structures and as such, cannot be demolished.

For Sale: Ireland’s Scientific Heritage (Communicate Science)

George Boole (Wikipedia)