Council Called Upon To Ban Amplified Musical Performances At Former Central Bank
In the wake of August's announcement that global real estate investment firm Hines was applying for permission to develop a two-storey, 300-seat rooftop restaurant at the former Central Bank building in Dublin, the Temple Bar Residents group has requested that Dublin City Council forbid the hosting of amplified musical performances in the property's penthouse.
According to The Irish Independent, while consultants for Hines are optimistic that the proposed restaurant could "become a very popular tourist destination", Temple Bar Residents group chairman Frank McDonald asserted, "there are already more than enough licensed premises in the area. If more are to be added, it is incumbent on the council to ensure that residential amenity is protected."
Dublin City Council is expected to make a decision on whether to impose a ban on amplified performances on the premises some time in October.