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Restore Fitzwilliam Street Now


The demolition of 16 Eighteenth Century houses in 1960’s Dublin destroyed the longest expanse of Georgian architecture in the world. The insertion of the modernist ESB building, by Sam Stephenson, into the centre of Fitzwilliam Street robbed Dublin of one of the great set pieces of 18th Century urban design.

The ESB plans to demolish the 1960’s office block and redevelop the site. Dublin City Council policy is to reconstruct the facades and return this great urban vista to its original grandeur. However, the ESB plan a half hearted faux Georgian response rather than an authentic reconstruction. To facilitate this an amendment has been proposed to the Dublin City Development Plan – which is going to a vote at the March 2014 Dublin City Council meeting. Stop the ESB – Save Dublin’s Georgian Mile. Lobby your Councillors now !

We at The Liberal will be writing to every Councillor to ask them what their position is in relation to the change (Variation 16) to Dublin City Development Plan. The Georgian street-scape must be reinstated as planned. We will be publishing in the coming weeks the response we receive from each Councillor on this critical issue on the estetic future of the capital city.

We would urge you, our readers, to get behind the campaign and contact your Councillor and tell them how important Georgian Dublin is to our economy and to our future.

 The next Council Meeting is Monday the 3rd March 2014.

Below is a full list of email addresses for County Councillors. Just copy the list and paste into the BCC section of your email. 

“Cllr Brian McDowell” <[email protected]>

“Cllr Aine Clancy” <[email protected]>

“Cllr Andrew Montague” <[email protected]>

“Cllr Anna Quigley” <[email protected]>

“Cllr Anthony Connaghan” <[email protected]>

“Cllr Bill Tormey” <[email protected]>

Cllr Bríd Smith <[email protected]>

“Cllr Christy Burke” <[email protected]>

“Cllr Cieran Perry” <[email protected]>

“Cllr Clare Byrne” <[email protected]>

“Cllr Criona Ni Dhalaigh” <[email protected]>

“Cllr Declan Flanagan” <[email protected]>

“Cllr Deirdre Heney” <[email protected]>

“Cllr Dermot Lacey ” <[email protected]>

“Cllr Edie Wynne ” <[email protected]>

“Cllr Gerry Ashe” <[email protected]>

“Cllr Gerry Breen” <[email protected]>

“Cllr Henry Upton” <[email protected]>

“Cllr Hugh McGarr” <[email protected]>

“Cllr Jim O’Callaghan” <[email protected]>

“Cllr John Gallagher” <[email protected]>

“Cllr John Redmond” <[email protected]>

“Cllr Kieran Binchy” <[email protected]>

“Cllr Larry O’Toole” <[email protected]>

“Cllr Louise Minihan” <[email protected]>

“Cllr Lucy McRoberts” <[email protected]>

“Cllr Mannix Flynn” <[email protected]>

“Cllr Maria Parodi” <[email protected]>

“Cllr Mary Freehill” <[email protected]>

“Cllr Mary Fitzpatrick” <[email protected]>

“Cllr Mary O’Shea” <[email protected]>

“Cllr Michael O’Sullivan” <[email protected]>

“Cllr Naoise OMuiri” <[email protected]>

“Cllr Padraig McLoughlin” <[email protected]>

“Cllr Pat Crimmins” <[email protected]>

“Cllr Pat Dunne” <[email protected]>

“Cllr Paul McAuliffe” <[email protected]>

“Cllr Ray McAdam” <[email protected]>

“Cllr Rebecca Moynihan” <[email protected]>

“Cllr Ruairi McGinley” <[email protected]>

“Cllr Seamas McGrattan” <[email protected]>

“Cllr SeanPaul Mahon” <[email protected]>

“Cllr Sheila Howes” <[email protected]>

“Cllr Tom Brabazon” <[email protected]>

“Cllr Vincent Jackson” <[email protected]>

“Cllr Paddy McCarten” <[email protected]>

“damian.ofarrell” <[email protected]>

“Jane Horgan-Jones” <[email protected]>

“Cllr Michael MacDonncha” <[email protected]>

“Cllr Nial Ring Eircom” <[email protected]>

“Cllr Paddy Bourke” <[email protected]>

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