The Spire is simple in external form, but it involved advanced technology and fine craftsmanship to manufacture. Photograph: iStock

Towering over Dublin’s O’Connell Street, the Spire - or more grandly, the Spire of Light -  at 120m, is about three times the heig(...)

 Souvenir hunters  carting away small pieces of Nelson’s Pillar following its  bombing by republicans in 1966. File photograph: The Irish Times

A plea to rescue the entrance gates of Nelson’s Pillar from the Ringsend sewage pumping station and have them restored to Dublin’s O’Connell Street ha(...)