A computer-generated model of the ESB’s finished Fitzwilliam Street head office redevelopment.

ESB plans to demolish and redevelop its Fitzwilliam Street headquarters at a cost of about €150 million will be lodged with Dublin City Council next w(...)

 Kieran Binchy (centre): said he was supporting the motion “with a heavy heart” because the buildings could never be brought back but he was against a “Disneyland version of a Georgian street”. Photograph:  Sandra Harney

Dublin city councillors have voted to change the city development plan to facilitate the ESB’s redevelopment (...)

The ESB wants to demolish the Dublin offices designed by Sam Stephenson and Arthur Gibney in the 1960s and replace them with new offices doubling the capacity of the existing building. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dublin city councillors will vote tonight on whether to change the city development plan to facilitate the ESB ’s redev(...)

The ESB offices, viewed  from Baggot Street. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The announcement by the ESB in 1962 that it planned to demolish 16 houses on Lower Fitzwilliam Street provoked widespread opposition from conservation(...)

The ESB offices on Fitzwilliam Street Lower. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Almost 50 years since the demolition of 16 Georgian houses in what was described by conservationists as one of the worst acts of vandalism in the h(...)