The Irish Times Newspaper moves from its headquarters on D'Olier Street to new modern offices on Tara Street.
The Old Lady of D'Olier Street is on the move.
Staff at The Irish Times are packing up and making the move out of the landmark premises the newspaper has occupied on D'Olier Street for over a hundred years. They're not going far, just a short trip around the corner to a new state of the art building on Tara Street.
D'Olier Street was once known as the newspaper quarter of the city, also home to the Irish Independent before it moved to Abbey Street. Pat Liddy Dublin Historian and former Irish Times Journalist says
It was our Fleet Street.
Professor John Horgan, Media Historian and Irish Times Journalist describes the clatter of typewriters in the old newsroom and the ring of telephones as deafening. However as times moved on so too did technology and the printing works made a move from D'Olier Street to City West a few years ago. Geraldine Kennedy, Editor at The Irish Times, says that the move was necessitated by the need to bring the newspaper up to modern standards for the communications age.
It's an emotional move with memorable personalities, momentous events and ground breaking stories of other times at the forefront of the minds of staff. But it's also a new beginning...
It is hoped that thefamous Irish Times clock will also relocate to the new premises.
An RTÉ News report by Will Goodbody broadcast on 13 October 2006.