Bank of Scotland(Ireland) are changing their unwieldy name to the much shorter "Halifax". The bank is a major player in the UK market, but the name change could yet backfire because Halifax isn't very well known in Ireland. I presume a slick marketing campaign will take care of that.
The building across the river is the Cork branch of the bank on the Grand Parade. I love how the sun picked out the bright white of it's walls and the bike in the foreground was in shadow beneath a tree.