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Busaras, Dublin

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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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  • I can't complain about bus service But omg the toilets what in under god?! They are vile! I half expected to find drug paraphernalia there like toilets in a dilapidated building. There is sure health ...  more »
  • I have been in many 3rd world countries and yet never in my life have I ever came across worse toilet facilities. The smell and dirt of the place is shocking, the holes in the doors, the broken locks,...  more »
  • If first impressions are important then you'd think some effort would be made to tidy this place up for arriving tourists. The toilets were without doubt the worst public toilets I've ever experienced...  more »

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