Some good news for Músaem Giúdach na hÉireann, the Jewish Museum of Ireland, which has got the green light from An Bord Pleanála to renovate its existing site in Cuan Aoibhinn (Portobello). However like local residents I do share some concerns about the architectural design and impact of the new buildings. Dublin has seen some pretty horrendous developments going up over the last decade and it would be a pity to see yet another carbuncle disfiguring the street-scape of our national capital. Perhaps the retention of the existing terrace façade would be more sympathetic to the surrounding district instead of the proposed frontage? For some reason Irish architects are obsessed with a style best described as “Tesco-lite“, in all its utilitarian horror. We can do better.
Talking of doing better the Comments relating to this news on some websites makes one despair for humanity.