This is how we pretend to preserve buildings in Dublin.
I photographed the Tenters Pub a number of times since 2012 and it did not appear to be in such a poor condition that it could not be refurbished at reasonable cost so I was a bit surprised to see that little of the original structure is left standing when I visited a few days ago.
I am not sure if there ever was any real reason to preserve or retain the Tenters Pub but to pretend to preserve it is just annoying. Personally, I liked the building but after seeing its current condition I believe that keeping what’s left is pointless. However not keeping it just shows that developers can do as they wish.
The pub dates from 1850 and was reconditioned about ninety years ago but it has never been listed as a building of importance.
My understanding is that the building is located beside or will be part of a 200 bed hotel and next door to a 400-bed student accommodation complex.