Temporarily Permanent on O’Connell Street.

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Where: Leinster, Ireland

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When: 04 December 1971

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All the focus is on the Irish Permanent Building Society (which was devastated in the recent financial crisis) and the traffic, but there is so much more in this shot! That Garda on the left with his white sleevelets and gloves, and his colleague ready to take over and give him a break. The ladies with the push chairs for toddlers, the variety of traffic, and the queues outside Clerys waiting for the 16 buses!

Photographers: Unknown

Original Researcher: Valerie Houlden

Collection: Dublin Corporation Photographic Collection

Date: ca. 1960-1980 Early December 1971

NLI Ref: NPA DCC 129

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    Bernard Healy

    • 02/Mar/2021 09:03:15

    An easy streetview: goo.gl/maps/oAnS3FjLQi9Rx5oC7 This might be a controversial opinion, but I think the trees detract from the O'Connell Street streetscape. And here's some more info about the building: www.buildingsofireland.ie/buildings-search/building/50010... Prominently situated on the corner of O’Connell Street Lower and Lower Abbey Street, this bank building was built in 1916-19 by Ralph Byrne after the destruction of the Easter Rising. C.W. Harrison & Sons executed the elaborate carvings. Nos.12-13 were acquired by Irish Permanent Building Society from the Hibernian Bank in the 1950s.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 02/Mar/2021 09:04:21

    11:55? And Christmas Trees?

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    O Mac

    • 02/Mar/2021 09:08:24

    The concrete lamp standards were replaced in '73.

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    cargeofg

    • 02/Mar/2021 09:08:59

    From front to rear VW Beetle, Austin Mini Triumph Tolado or 1500 FWD Ford Zodiac. Bedford TK truck. Behind the Garda Opal Rekord then a Ford Capri MK1 and a VW Type 2 van to left of shot. On the right and possibility on the pavement a Dodge 1ton van.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 02/Mar/2021 09:20:05

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] It is a Triumph 1300 (1965 - 1970) - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triumph_1300 Surprised - "...The Triumph 1300 has a following today in the UK classic car movement, though some parts are now scarce and the number of surviving cars not especially high."

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 02/Mar/2021 09:24:16

    The Ford Capri first happened in 1969 - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Capri

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    Niall McAuley

    • 02/Mar/2021 09:25:56

    Likely to be early December 1971, there is a sequence of these. We dated Valdez and Carry On recently.

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    suckindeesel

    • 02/Mar/2021 09:28:24

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia 11:55 also on Mooney's clock

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    Niall McAuley

    • 02/Mar/2021 09:29:39

    The Capri looks like 631 IK, 1-9999 IK was May – Sep 1970 (Dublin County)

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    suckindeesel

    • 02/Mar/2021 09:32:36

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia NSU Prinz 4 (1961 - 1973) beside the Dodge?

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    Bernard Healy

    • 02/Mar/2021 09:36:19

    Here's some info about Mooney's pub - we seem to be before the signage was altered to reflect the pub's expansion - see the pics on the webpage: dubpubdb.wordpress.com/a-to-z-list/a/the-abbey-mooney/

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    Niall McAuley

    • 02/Mar/2021 09:54:06

    Per the DIA, this Mooney's, from 1917, is "humorous": Rebuilding of licensed premises for J.G. Mooney & Co. Contractor: H. & J. Martin; 'a humourous elevation - a squat triumphal arch motif, and above giant granite Vanbrughian pilasters framing a two-tier canted oriel and attic window' (Casey).

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    Bernard Healy

    • 02/Mar/2021 10:51:24

    Note the motorbike plate at the bottom left of the photo - ?741 ZA. Per Wikipedia, 1 ZA to 9999 ZA (Jun – Oct 1971) So some time from mid-1971, onwards. Which matches what Niall is saying.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 02/Mar/2021 10:57:19

    Halfway up #14-15 beyond the Irish Permanent I see Wexford Steamship Company Ltd.

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    suckindeesel

    • 02/Mar/2021 17:51:31

    A very similar view, dated Jan 1979, from the RTÉ stills library stillslibrary.rte.ie/indexplus/image/2250/091.html with the following description: "A view of the Irish Permanent Building Society premises on Lower O'Connell Street in Dublin city centre in January 1979. Other premises visible on O'Connell Street include Tyler's shoe shop, Forte's café and McCann's jewellers. The Abbey Bar on Lower Abbey Street can be seen on the right." Where can I get a Knickerbocker Glory as good as the ones served in Fortes?, of course the summers were always sunny back then.

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    suckindeesel

    • 02/Mar/2021 23:41:37

    The Permanent is still there, in a sense, is now the 'P' of the PTSB (Permanent TSB) who also absorbed the Irish accounts of Northern Rock. Basically, all the basket cases left over following the crash.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 03/Mar/2021 08:04:57

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ In the 79 shot, you can see Mooneys has expanded. The PTSB is now lining up to take Ulster Banks loans as they Brexit off.

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    cargeofg

    • 03/Mar/2021 09:27:47

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Yep it does look like a NSU Prinz. My initial though was a Renault 10 but was not sure so did not comment. The ice cream in Forte's was good. https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia Yes correct all done in a bit of a hurry yesterday morning but you can't mistake the Mitchelloti styling.