Tag Archives: Kildare Street

Before and after: Proposed changes to Kildare Street Hotel, 47-49 Kildare Street, Dublin 2; letter of objection to the plans by Frank McDonald

Further to the lodgement of a planning application to Dublin City Council – by Ternary Ltd, controlled by the family of businessman Larry Goodman – to demolish a terrace of Georgian houses on Kildare Street, Dublin 2…

Journalist and author Frank McDonald has written to the council (above) setting out his objection to the plan.

Previously: Some Front

Via Frank McDonald


Ultan Courtney writes:

I thought you guys might like to see a proof-of-concept I made for a piece in development; Carnivorous plants escape Stephen’s Green and are being held off at Kildare Street.

It’s a bit nuts, but we really aren’t that prepared for this type of emergency :p

More to follow….

Concept Designs (Ultan Courteny)


Martina Fitzgerald tweetz:

“Beginning of Kildare St cordoned off due to a small fire….”

UPDATE: via National Library of Ireland:

“A small fire broke out at the National Library of Ireland (NLI) on Kildare Street today before midday.The fire occurred – during maintenance works – in the basement of a building which houses administrative offices. The fire was immediately brought under control but the fire alarm system in the Library was activated and buildings were evacuated, as is the rule in the Library. The Dublin fire service attended the scene. Kildare Street was sealed off and has since reopened.There were no injuries. No collections were damaged or were in danger of being damaged.”

Thanks Ciara Murphy

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Gardaí deny access to protestors on Molesworth Street, Dublin (top) and Molesworth Place (pics 2-3) attempting to enter Kildare Street part of security measures for the return of TDs to Leinster House today.

Elsewhere, the Irish Times reports:

“Two protestors said they had been doused with pepper spray or mace when they attempted to pass a Garda barrier.”

Earlier: Dáil Lockout

Anti-austerity protests as Dáil resumes (Irish Times)

(Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland)

Thanks Andrew Sheridan