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Buyer moves for O'Connell Street bank

A LANDMARK O'Connell Street building has gone to sale agreed sparking hopes of a retail revival on the iconic thoroughfare.

The former National Irish Bank premises had a guide price of €1m.

The four-storey over basement building was designed by Scottish architect David Bryce and completed in 1863. The building was converted for bank use in the 1950s.

Stephen McCarthy of Savills confirmed the property had gone sale agreed. However, as it was a private treaty sale, he could not reveal the identity of the buyers.