This picture was taken right by the Spire, looking down the O’Connell Street Lower, in early June 2013. The O’Connell Street is an extremely wide street (at least from Norwegian standards), and got its name in 1924 in honor of Daniel O’Connell.
O’Connell was, according to the Wikipedia article about the street, “a nationalist leader of the early 19th century, whose statue stands at the lower end of the street, facing O’Connell Bridge.” The street was much older, but has been renamed at least once before it got its latest name.
The street starts on Parnell Street and ends down by the O’Connell Bridge, that crosses the river Liffey. The part of the street before the Spire, is known on Google Maps as O’Connell Street Upper, and the part from the Spire and down towards the river is known as O’Connell Street Lower.