The illegal destruction of the Presentation Convent building back in 2006 drew all our attention to the importance of an active conservation policy by Dublin City Council.
The Council has in fact a very dedicated team who work hard to ensure that "structures of architectural, historical, archaeological, artistic, cultural, social, scientific or technical importance" are preserved. ( See here for more detals)
I am very happy to support them in that work. If we are to develop our City in a way that responds to the needs of our citizens in the 21st century, we must do it in a way that not only preserves but also integrates our heritage. It is, as the saying goes, part of what we are.
Some local examples of the work of the conservation team in identifying structures worthy of preservation include 15 Ashdale Park and 201 Harold's Cross Road . An example of of our often sadly neglected industrial heritage that has been identifed is in the Greenmount site in Harold's Cross