Plans to demolish a houses on Hume Street in Dublin raise concerns for the Irish Georgian Society and An Taisce.
John Corcoran, Director of Green Development Company, outlines the plans to demolish the existing buildings and build two office blocks on the site. Mr Corcoran says the current buildings at 45 Saint Stephen's Green are in a state of bad repair and are riddled with dry rot. The plans are for buildings that will be sympathetic to Georgian proportions but modern in style.
Dublin Corporation has served a dangerous building order on the premises so something will need to be done to rectify this in the next few months. While Mr Corcoran expects that there will be objections from groups like the Irish Georgian Society, he feels that if they worked together, they could find a resolution to the betterment of the Saint Stephen's Green area.
The Green Development Company had submitted an application for planning permission for an office development at numbers 44, 45, 46, 47, 48 and 49 St Stephen's Green and numbers 1, 2, 18 and 19 Hume Street.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 7 April 1967. The reporter is Mike Burns.