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What's the Story?
Our occasional series of comments on Dublin and what's happening to it. This month: Why the Irish Property Bubble has Already Burst
Customs House on the Liffey
Built in the heyday of Georgian Dublin, the Customs House was for many a symbol of British rule, and was destroyed in an attack during the War of Independence in 1921.
Now home (and logo) to the Department of the Environment, this masterpiece of Georgian architecture by James Gandon was always set to become one of Dublin's landmarks.
Unfortunately you can't see it properly from the city centre (at O'Connell Bridge) because of the ugly, raised Loop Line Bridge. Hopefully plans to move or replace that bridge in an update of the rail system will solve the problem.
Go upriver to the Halfpenny Bridge.