Governor of the Central Bank, Dr. T.K. Whitaker talks about the controversial new building on Dame Street in Dublin.

The new Central Bank building which was designed by architect Sam Stephenson is in breach of planning laws with the result that 30 feet must be taken off the top.

Minister for Local Government James Tully stated that the building must comply with the law. It is estimated that the work will cost £1.3 million. The question remains over who will eventually foot the bill.

Dr. T.K. Whitaker made it clear that he was not saying that the architects, Stephenson Gibney and Associates, acted in bad faith.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 24 April 1974. The reporter is Tom McCaughren.

Central Bank Under Construction (1974)
Central Bank Building in progress, 1974.