If you take a stroll down Dublin's quays to the docklands you will see people coming and going from offices, workers sitting in cafés and restaurants, as well as tourists and locals visiting chic eateries. It all suggests a vibrant trade, a community working and living in and around the area.
Award-winning, state of the art buildings populate the skyline of Dublin's harbour, home of some of the world's most successful and innovative companies, paying some of the city's top rents. It would be easy to think this was always how the historic dockland area looked.
But less than 15 years ago, the so-called 'Silicon Docks' was a wasteland.