ITIF Chief Concerned Proposed Apartment Development Will Harm Gravity Bar Views
Irish Tourism Industry Federation (ITIF) chief executive Eoghan O'Mara Walsh has told Dublin City Council that a 13-storey apartment development proposed for the Liberities area of Dublin "will compromise the visitor experience and views from the Gravity Bar in the Guinness Storehouse".
"Critical To Sustaining And Growing" Spending By Tourists
The Irish Times quotes O'Mara Walsh as saying, "In total last year, according to Fáilte Ireland figures, international tourists spent €2 billion while visiting Dublin and the Storehouse, and its Gravity Bar experience is critical to sustaining and growing this.
"The highlight and focal point of the Storehouse visit is the largely unimpeded 360-degree view from the Gravity Bar and this is an important consideration to factor in to any development plans around the area.
"The View Must Be Protected"
O'Mara Walsh told Dublin City Council, "To our mind, the view must be protected as much as possible and we request that the current plans be reviewed with the important tourism economy in mind."
Dublin City Council is due to make a decision on whether to approve the planning application for proposed apartment development in early August.
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