Saturday 27 December 2014

Bank of Ireland allowed to put new ATMs on historic site

Published 02/04/2014 | 02:30

Bank of Ireland HQ on College Green, Dublin.
Bank of Ireland HQ on College Green, Dublin.

BANK of Ireland has been told by An Bord Pleanala that it can install new ATMs at the former parliament buildings in Dublin, despite calls by the council to remove them from the historic setting.

Last year, Dublin City Council refused the bank permission to replace two existing cash dispensers with larger models at the landmark building, which dates back to the 1700s.

"The continued use of this portico in this manner in the opinion of the conservation officer is not appropriate to its historic setting," the council told the bank.

But An Bord Pleanala has now given the go-ahead for the new ATMs. However, it has told the bank that it cannot remove any of the original material in the original stonework within which the existing machines are housed.

Irish Independent

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