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ESB has no right to take chimneys away from us...

Published 14/07/2014 | 16:58

Poolbeg Power station at the Pigeon House in Ringsend, Dublin City. Picture:Arthur Carron/Collins
Poolbeg Power station at the Pigeon House in Ringsend, Dublin City. Picture:Arthur Carron/Collins

You might as well blast the Sugarloaf to rubble as take down my twin chimneys. They are the major landmarks in the my life, along with Howth glittering over the bay like Atlantis.

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I have a distinct memory of driving along the Strand Road in Sandymount with my father as a small child and seeing the first of the twin chimneys being erected. It must have been 1971.

Knowing my dad I'd say he was cursing it, saying "How could they do this to my beautiful strand?"

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