Eoin Ó Broin: I want to live in Frank McDonald’s Dublin

Book review: A Little History of the Future of Dublin: A manifesto for a better built environment

Frank McDonald the historian and journalist is replaced by McDonald the crusader for a better Dublin, in his new book. Photograph: AFP via Getty

Frank McDonald the historian and journalist is replaced by McDonald the crusader for a better Dublin, in his new book. Photograph: AFP via Getty

I want to live in Frank McDonald’s Dublin. I have always known this, but reading his latest book on our capital city has sealed the deal.

McDonald is no stranger to Irish Times readers. Former environment corespondent for the paper, he has published a number of groundbreaking books on the development of Dublin. A campaigner as much as a reporter, in recent years his focus has been to rail against bad planning policy and planning decisions that are destroying much of the capital’s cultural fabric.

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