Friday, April 3, 2015

Dublin Brothel Tunnel

The Evening Herald [Ireland]
2 April 2015

By Paul Healy

A nineteenth century brothel is suspected to have caused traffic chaos in Dublin after a hole opened in the middle of a city street.

Dublin's Dame Street was brought to a halt on Tuesday when a two-foot section of the road collapsed.

A six-feet-deep hole appeared at the George's Street junction, around 100 metres from the Olympia Theatre, and was cordoned off from traffic and pedestrians by council workers.

Last night, historian Gerry Cooley told the Herald that an old cellar discovered in the hole could be part of a "long-rumoured tunnel" used by 19th century politicians to go to brothels. […]