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AIB drive-in-bank on Upper Baggot Street, Dublin 4 in 1961; how it looks today

Brand New Retro tweetz:

“Ireland’s first drive-in-bank opened in 1961 at (now) AIB Upper Baggot Street D4. Officially opened by [then junior minister] Charles Haughey who then drove up to the cashier’s window and made the first lodgement, a gold sovereign.’

Name that jammer (top), anyone?

Via Office procedure and business knowledge – Ireland 1976 (Brand New Retro)

This morning.

Donnybrook Road and Eglinton Road, Donnybrook, Dublin 4.

An abandoned house in Donnybrook, among a row of properties where a development company has been granted permission to build a seven-story apartment block containing 94 homes despite dozens of objections from local residents…


Previously: Donnybrook Unfair

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Sharon Delaney and John Boland (foreground) speak to Ann Keane and Patrick Halpin at the Aberdeen Lodge Hotel at Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

This morning.

The Irish Times reported that US investment bank Goldman Sachs would today move to take possession of the Aberdeen Lodge Hotel in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.

Further to this…

Sam Boal, of Rollingnews, writes:

Sharon Delaney and John Boland from Paul McCann’s office arrived [at the hotel] at 11am this morning asking the occupants Ann Keane and Patrick Halpin if they intend to hand over the property, before leaving shortly after.

Resident Patrick explained this morning: “We are not in a position, we have no where to go, we have given our last shilling every month to make this morgage, this is a little B&B business, we have a family, we have to keep going and we have done nothing wrong and we are prepared to go to the courts and expalin we have done nothing wrong.”

US investment bank Goldman Sachs are looking to take possession of the hotel on the back of almost €26million in boom-era borrowings.

‘I’m not going anywhere’ – Goldman Sachs to repossess boutique Dublin 4 hotel (Jack Horgan-Jones, The Irish Times)

Sam Boal/Rollingnews