In his new book A Little History of the Future of Dublin, Frank McDonald, Ireland's most respected commentator on the urban landscape, explores visions of the city, from the work of the Duke of Ormonde to Abercrombie's Dublin of the Future, through the excesses of the Celtic Tiger, to the decisions taken in the aftermath of the property crash - he introduces the book above.

A Little History of the Future of Dublin (published by Martello) is out now - an accompanying exhibition on the same subject is running in The Little Museum of Dublin - find out more here.