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Solomon's judgment cuts a Dublin masterplan into two sad pieces

Readers may recall that last year I wrote in this space about the great commotion caused in Dublin by the largest planning application ever lodged in the Irish republic. This sought permission to redevelop the derelict dockyard and railway lands at Spencer Dock, a 20ha site on the north bank of the Liffey some 2km west of the city centre and about the same distance from the Georgian Mile.

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