Ireland's Central Bank was refused planning permission to build a 15-storey office block in Dublin in 1969.

Architects Stephenson, Gibney and Associates had submitted plans for a development around a plaza on Dame Street not far Foster Place, where the Central Bank was located at the time. But Minister for Local Government Kevin Boland felt that the building would intrude excessively on the skyline and be out of scale with existing developments.

The Central Bank opened on Dame St in 1975, in a building higher than permitted. The Central Bank is now located on North Wall Quay.

An RTÉ News report from 27 November 1969. The reporter is Tom McCaughren.

Tom McCaughren