Threat to the National Museum Update:

‘The National Museum on Kildare Street was built by the firm of J and W Beckett, respectively grandfather and granduncle of Samuel Beckett. This seems somehow apt. There is a black and bleak humour to the way the Seanad is moving in on the building – and this Beckettian tone is about the only part of this disgraceful saga that shows any awareness of Ireland’s artistic and cultural heritage.’ Read Fintan O’Toole’s article in the Irish Times here.


Refurbishment of Seanad chamber (above) prompted move on to National Museum’s territory. Photograph: Alan Betson


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