Busáras is the central bus station in Dublin, Ireland for Intercity and regional bus services operated by Bus Éireann. Busáras is also a stop on the Red Line of the Luas system, in Store Street just before the terminus at Dublin Connolly railway station. Áras Mhic Dhiarmada is the official name of the building, which also includes the headquarters of the Department of Social Protection. CIÉ, parent of Bus Éireann, rents the lower floors from the Department. Áras Mhic Dhiarmada is named after Seán Mac Diarmada, a leader of the Easter Rising in 1916.ArchitectureBusáras was designed by Michael Scott and his team of young architects and designers between 1945 and 1953. It was built against a background of public opposition which centred on the external appearance, function and excessive cost – over £1,000,000 before completion in 1953. Simultaneously loathed by some of the populace and loved by architectural purists, the building was designed in an International Modern style between 1945 and 1953. A number of the original fixtures and fittings designed by Scott still exist, including terrazzo floor tiles, and large timber wall panels.
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  • August 7, 2017
    Used the toilets in the station yesterday before travelling to Belfast and was horrified to find all of them were filthy, doors broken, no toilet paper, tissues soaked in BLOOD and everything else in ...  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    One star is a star too many! Disgraceful - only here to wait for bus. Broken chairs, damaged chairs - accident waiting to happen. Only one entrance door works. Toilets stinked. Expensive poor quality ...  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    Disgusting bathrooms absolutely horrible in the city of Dublin They can easily invest in new toilets but the Irish are too greedy to care they just care about making money!!!  more »

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