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No to High Rise Hotel for Dublin's Ha'penny Bridge

This petition had 671 supporters

A 365-bedroom budget hotel, 9 storeys tall with a ground floor bar is planned for a sensitive site on the corner of Liffey Street Upper and Middle Abbey Street. The proposed building is a bulky eyesore that will disfigure the surroundings of Dublin's Ha'penny Bridge, Dublin's most recognisable landmark and tourist attraction. It will also dominate the skyline from the River Liffey and many other vantage points 

The plans will require demolition of at least two historic buildings, one Georgian house and one house which may be much older. 

This hotel will be a magnet for hen and stag parties which already overwhelm the Temple Bar area 

Please sign and share to show your opposition to this disregard for Dublin's streetscape, built heritage and skyline.


The deadline for objections to Dublin City Council Planning Department was the 25th of September.

The petition has been submitted to the planning section of Dublin City Council signed (reference number is: 044356)

 If permission is granted, it may be appealed to An Bord Pleanála -- signatures are therefore still helpful and the petition will remain open for the time being


Further information and link below:

It will be 11,780 sq m and include a public bar.

The planning application can be viewed here (application reference 3697/17):

View the proposals:


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