A former Magdalene Laundry should be snapped up by the state and preserved as a memorial, Cllr Mannix Flynn has said.
The building in Donnybrook, Dublin is up for sale and expected to sell for up to €3 million.
It was formerly run by the Religious Sisters of Charity and was sold by the order in the late 1990s and then run as a private laundry until 2006.
The building, which dates back to the late 18th century, is mostly still intact and contains reminders of it’s dark history, including ledgers, old machinery, religious iconography and some of the dorms.
Independent Cllr Flynn is currently running a petition to have the building and its contents preserved as a memorial.