A spokesperson added: â€œThe chimneys are a well-known landmark in the Dublin skyline, distinguished by their height, as Dublin does not have significant high rise development.
perfect reason to keep them!
It wouldn't bother me if they were gone. Some people might be nostalgic for them now but that's just one or two generations. Do they have any architectural or historical merit? No. They would be forgotten in a few decades. Think long term.. unless they are going to make a feature / attraction out of them like a viewing deck then why leave them?