O’Connell Street, Dublin 1.
The Muslim Sisters of Éire handing out food last night under the pillars of the GPO.
From top: GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin; Exo building, Point Square, Dublin
An Post is ‘closing in on a deal to relocate’ its headquarters from the GPO to the Exo Building at Point Square in the Dublin docklands.
Via Irish Times:
The company is understood to have entered into exclusive negotiations to rent at least 120,000sq ft at the property from its owners, a European fund advised by Tristan Capital Partners and local partners SW3 Capital. The Exo, which is under construction, will comprise 169,150sq ft of Grade A office space upon completion later this year.
….While An Post’s GPO headquarter operations now look set to be relocated to the Exo Building, its public post office and the GPO Witness History Museum will continue in their current location…
A queue for the GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1 snakes around Prince’s Street.
A new Rising?
Or just paying bills?
Impossible to tell at this early stage.
The EU flag pole snapped in the GPO today. pic.twitter.com/IPCee5bvbr
— 1916 Walking Tour (@1916walkingtour) December 5, 2019
O’Connell Street, Dublin 1.
High winds or deliberately snapped in two by a patriot?
We may never know.
EU; You will submit to our will…..
GPO; Hold my pint! https://t.co/IT5zrLltE0
— IrishFreeSpeechParty (@EireFreeSpeech) December 5, 2019
Dublin Historians tweetz:
Spotted on the way to one of our many activities in local libraries, this beautiful stone slab marking the distance to the GPO is one of over 30 all across the city. Have you many in your local area? This one is on Terenure Road East, Dublin 6. Tweet us a pic if you spot any!
GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1
Postmasters from around Ireland, including Paddy McCann, president of the Irish Postmasters Union (above with chain of office) protest Post Office closures driven by An Post.
A total of 200 post offices could be closed under new cost-cutting measures.
The postmasters are demanding the publication and implementation of a Government commissioned report by businessman Bobby Kerr on the future of the Post Office Network which was finalised last year.
Mr Kerr’s analysis suggested 80 post office closures and an investment of €56 million in the postal network.
GPO, Dublin 1
Santa Claus arrivesd with Rudolf and twins Ann and Maria Connors, to officially launch the programme of festive events for Dublin At Christmas a partnership initiative between DublinTown, Dublin City Council and the city’s transport providers.
The message is ‘Go To Town‘ and “experience the magic and tradition of Dublin at Christmas time”.
Lighting ceremonies are taking place from Sunday November 13 until Sunday 27 November across four of Dublin’s iconic city centre locations (see link below)