Sunday 24 September 2017

Curtain comes down on Leinster House - to disguise upcoming renovation works

A view of Leinster House from Merrion street.Pic Tom Burke
A view of Leinster House from Merrion street.Pic Tom Burke
Niall O'Connor

Niall O'Connor

Picture the scene.

British Prime Minister Theresa May, or even US President Donald Trump, arrive at Leinster House for a tour of the parliament during their visits to Ireland.

The political heavyweights are greeted by bricks and mortar and dozens of construction workers involved in the long-awaited renovation works of the parliament.

It wouldn’t give off the best possible first impressions, to say the least.

But the canny Leinster House authorities are drawing up a plan to protect the image of Leinster House during the renovation of the Seanad chamber.

A giant curtain - displaying a replica image of the back of Leinster House - will be draped around the historic building in a bid to disguise the ugly mess.

They say image is everything - so why should politics be any different?

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