Thomas Joseph Byrne, Nation Builder

John Byrne and Michael Fewer

Thomas Joseph Byrne FRIAI RIBA MICEI was an architect whose work, vision and quiet influence had far-reaching results in a broad range of aspects of Irish life in the first half of the 20th century. During a busy career in South Dublin Rural District Council, the Local Government Board, the Local Government Department and the Office of Public Woks, his achievements included close involvement in the improvement of standards and design of local authority housing, the reconstruction of important buildings after the War of Independence and the Civil War and the ushering of Irish architecture into the age of aviation and radio communications.


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