Dublin’s most notorious house of horror, a building dumped in the middle of a residential street in one of the city’s most affluent areas, has been demolished.
The €500 million project will be built along the existing road from Rathmines to Ballybunion and will connect the new junction at Clonmacnoise Road to the former Ballybranch road, which connects the city centre with the old town.
The site will be the site of a new, four-storey, three-storeys home that is being constructed to replace the original building, which was demolished in 2008.
Construction of the new road is expected to begin in 2021 and is expected cost €3.7 billion.
It will have four lanes and a six-lane cycle path.
The first phase will be a five-storeyt building in the suburb of Rathmine, in the east of the town.
It was originally the home of an Italian couple, Gianni and Nicola.
It is currently a converted former factory.
In 2013, it was the scene of a massive fire in which 11 people died, including five firefighters.
It has since been refurbished and has been listed on the Irish Real Estate Board.