A modern shopping mall at the Irish Life Centre links Talbot Street and Abbey Street in Dublin.

The Irish Life Mall has fifteen shops of varying sizes and has three entrances, two from Talbot Street and one from Northumberland Square off Lower Abbey Street. There is also direct access to the Irish Life underground car park which has 375 spaces. 

The centre was formally opened by Chairman of Irish Life Neil Crowley who says the mall brings new life and personality to this ancient part of Dublin's city centre. 

The concept of renewal and development of the inner city is one to which the company Irish Life must be and is committed.

He adds,

Like men, cities age, buildings crumble, facilities wear out and must eventually be replaced.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 1 September 1979. The reporter is Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill.