Buildings come down as part of the largest urban renewal renewal project undertaken in Dublin for many years.

Work on the renewal of inner city Dublin sees the demolition of tenement housing to be replaced by new houses, flats and shops.

Almost brick by brick, the high rise flats in the Sean McDermott Street, Gardiner Street, Summerhill area are being torn down.

The bulldozers are moving in to demolish the tenement buildings of Dublin's north inner city. This is part of one of the largest urban renewal projects ever undertaken in the city for years. The work of rehousing the 700 families who lived here has been going on for the last three years. Only three families remain and they will too be shortly rehoused.

The buildings will be replaced by a mixed residential complex comprising of two and three storey townhouses, flats for senior citizens and a three acre landscaped park. There will be a community hall, shopping units, a car park, and a small industrial estate.

The £10 million new look inner city project is due to be completed in two years time.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 30 November 1981.