Dublin City Council has given the GAA permission to proceed with the development of a seven storey, 200-bedroom hotel on the grounds of Clonliffe College, which is located close to Croke Park in Dublin.
A number of local residents, the operator of Shrewsbury House Nursing Home and the Mountjoy Square Society opposed the planning application due to concerns that the proposed hotel will adversely impact the local area, however, according to The Irish Independent, Dublin City Council gave the GAA permission to proceed with the development of the proposed hotel after the planner in the case concluded that the scale of the development is "is acceptable and would not seriously injure amenities of the neighbouring properties which surround the application site."
The council's planner also stated that "the proposed development would provide high-quality modern hotel accommodation as well as an active ground floor uses".
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When completed, the hotel will be operated by Dalata Hotel Group under its Maldron brand.
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