A few doors down from the Dublin City Library and Archive on Pearse Street is this aging sign for Home Rule Buildings.
The newspaper archives are throwing up nothing, and I’m curious to know the story behind it. A Dublin businessman or planner expressing his political aspirations through the naming of a block? Perhaps it was a response to the passing of the Third Home Rule Bill, though as we know it was put on ice with the outbreak of the European War in 1914.
The sign is over Conefrey’s Pharmacy at 136 Pearse Street.
No doubt someone else knows!