It’s time for the civil service to move out and move on

It’s time for the civil service to move out and move on
Miesian Plaza on Lower Baggot Street in Dublin: the Department of Health’s new headquarters – but not just yet Pic: Fergal Phillips

The crumbling eyesore that is Hawkins House is no place for a modern Department of Health. The public sector must embrace change – including new offices

The staff at drug company Shire were all smiles when the then taoiseach, Enda Kenny, opened their new global headquarters last year. The icing on the cake was the extra 150 employees being hired as the company expanded in Ireland. The completely revamped, Scott Tallon Walker-designed, building on Lower Baggot Street, called Miesian Plaza, represents a much more significant presence than their old HQ in Citywest on the outskirts of Dublin.

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