Demolition Has Begun On The Flats In Dolphin's Barn

They've been part of Dublin for over 70 years.

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More than 10 years after a 'Regeneration Board' was set up to transform the flats in St. Teresa's Gardens, today the flats began to come down.

The flats have been home to over 300 families since they were built over 70 years ago, but in recent years they have fallen into complete disrepair.

The good news is that the building work on new units will start in early 2016 as the local council phases in modern housing in the form of apartments and houses.

People have been sharing their photos today

The cranes moving in

The lack of local facilities has led to anti-social behaviour in the area

#bonfire #halloween solid blaze in D8 @lovindublin @picturethisdublin @discoverdublin @broadsheet.ie

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Some might have considered them an eyesore after being around so long, but hopefully the new developments will be a much nicer place for people to live.

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Niall Harbison

Niall founded Lovin' Dublin with a few fairly simple aims: discover new places to eat in Dublin and share simple recipes cooked up in his kitchen.

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