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Poll: Should the Poolbeg chimneys be demolished?

Icon or eyesore? Have your say.

Image: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

TO SOME THEY are the quintessential Dublin icon. When flying into Dublin, they are a reminder that you are home.

To others, they are an eyesore. A relic of a by-gone age and an example of a dirty industry.

Whatever your thoughts, a report in today’s Irish Times says that ESB could demolish the Poolbeg chimneys by the end of the year.

The plan is said to be opposed by Tourism Minister Leo Varadkar, who wants the area regenerated. A plan for the area has been floated by designer Michael O’Mara.

We’re asking: Should the Poolbeg chimneys be demolished?

Poll Results:

No (6717)
Yes (2159)
I don't know (497)

Leave your thoughts on regeneration, demolition or retention in the comments.

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