After more than 20 years Dublin City Council decided the repair the footpaths but I must give them credit resurfacing the road multiple times but unfortunately it was resurfaced three times in a month. They are also installing bollards which are needed because of anti-social activity relating to joy-riding or using the laneway as a ratrun.
Very few of you will have ever visited Henrietta Place but there is a lot of interest nearby but the laneway/road is ugly and is the subject of ongoing anti-social behaviour including illegal dumping. But to be fair things have improved over the last four or five years because the area is now undergoing the process of ‘gentrification’ and this is likely to accelerate with the introduction of the Luas Cross-City tram service and the ongoing development of the nearby University Campus.
I once took a walking tour of this area of Dublin and the tour guide told us that King’s Inns had a D2 address even thought it was in D7 [not true]. His story was they had insisted on having a ‘southside’ number instead of D7 as was the case with Henrietta Street and Henrietta Place. I cannot find any evidence that this story was ever true and having checked a number postal addresses for buildings in the area I can say that Henrietta Place and Henrietta Street area in D1. However North King Street at one hen of Henrietta place is in Dublin 7. I should mention, for reasons that I will not discuss here that Phoenix Park on the north side of the river Liffey has a D8 postal code.