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!
Original Researcher: Valerie Houlden
Collection: Dublin Corporation Photographic Collection
Early December 1971
NLI Ref: NPA DCC 129
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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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