History is falling apart – give us back our Iveagh Markets

I find it strange that while every city in Western Europe is desperately trying to fight off businesses shouting “Get Lost Airbnb” and “Let’s Make Our Cities Great Again”, Dublin is being turned into offices and hotels only , skyscrapers, cement and steel desert.

The iconic and beautiful fruit and vegetable market on the north side is boarded up, and the magnificent Iveagh Markets – built for, then gifted to the Freedoms women traders by the Guinness family in the early 1900s – an architectural and historical gem of the Victorian era, is in ruins. Which give?

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