A new apartment block in Cork The Elysian is the tallest building in Ireland.

The Elysian standing at 83 metres high and 17 storeys in Cork city is the country's tallest building.

The new Cork landmark is eleven metres higher than Dublin's Liberty Hall and has taken over from Cork County Hall as the country's tallest building.

The Elysian a retail, office and apartment development was built at a cost of €150 million. Prices range from €375,000 for a one bedroom apartment to €2 million for a triplex penthouse.

Michael O'Flynn, Managing Director of O'Flynn Construction talks about the challenge of selling these properties in the current market.

It's not all doom and gloom.

Reactions among the people of Cork to The Elysian are mixed.

A monstrosity.

It's very good for people that have one the Lotto.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 17 September 2008. The reporter is Jennie O'Sullivan.