Send a message to the world - give Central Bank to start-ups
What should we do with the iconic Central Bank building in Dame Street? Imagine if we did something creative. Rather than sell it off to be turned into a hotel (which is the plan), why not turn this fantastic site into a start-up hub offering extremely low rents to start-up companies, right in the centre of the city?
If we are serious about being seen as a start-up nation, the State has to make some big statements.
And what better statement than offering the symbol of a failed old Irish institution (a central bank that missed a massive property/credit bubble) to new Irish companies about to make their mark on the world?