Funny you should post this, OP. I was on Google Earth yesterday morning examining this very monstrosity and then was horrified to see the beautiful buildings it replaced on Archseek.
Just another deep scar in Dublin's long history of corrupt councillors and dodgy developers.
That horrible car park behind it as well.
This entire city block is an abomination and should be demolished to be honest.
There's an opportunity here to create a route from Georges Street to Dublin Castle. You could have a straight line of sight from Exchequer Street to the Caste. This city block is crying out for some sort of Development Plan (not that they are ever enacted).