The building at number five Grenville Place has been derelict since a structural collapse in 2010. Despite repeated calls for the building to be saved, it has languished forlornly since the initial collapse.
Now, as part of University College Cork's Year of George Boole in 2015, the building could be rebuilt and saved for future generations.
Such a large scale and high profile year of events is to be warmly welcomed. The fact that a centrepiece of this year might secure a piece of Ireland's scientific and architectural heritage, should bring to an end this sorry saga.
You can see what the building might look like in this presentation (powerpoint) from YOGB.