A prominent building on Dublin's College Green may be converted into social housing.
Dublin City Council is considering buying the former Ulster Bank building, following its closure earlier this year.
Major plans are already underway for College Green with an aim to develop it into a traffic free plaza.
The former Ulster Bank building is prominent in the area and part of it is a historic protected structure.
Now Dublin City Council is considering buying it and it isn't cheap.
It's gone on the market with a guide price of 13.5 million euro according to the Irish Times.
The programme manager for the local authority acknowlegdes the high cost but says the building shouldn't be left vacant in the long term.
The Council is also eyeing up other former Ulster Bank buildings in the Capital - including the one on Baggot Street.