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The former offices of The Irish Catholic (left) and Paddy Wagon hostel and tour operator on Lower Gardiner Street, Dublin 1

Ciarán Darcy, in this morning’s Irish Times, reports:

A Dublin hostel’s application to replace a “mundane and ugly” Irish Catholic sign on the facade of the building with the word “Paddywagon” has been rejected by An Bord Pleanála.”

“The Paddywagon hostel operator and tour provider had applied to Dublin City Council last March for permission to change the lettering on a sign for the newspaper, but this was refused. The newspaper left the building in 2007.

“…a conservation officer said the sign may date back to the 1930s when Perspex acrylic was first used for box signage of its type, and the sign was “integral to the artistic, social and cultural significance of the building”.”


Bord Pleanála orders retention of ‘ugly’ Irish Catholic sign (Irish Times)

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