Dalkey's popular Tramyard cafe, bar and restaurant, which is operated by David Coulson, has been closed by order of the High Court until it complies with fire safety regulations.
The Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council had issued an enforcement notice order on August 18 over fire safety concerns, however the cafe still continued to trade, resulting in a temporary injunction being granted by the High Court, reports The Irish Times.
Its closure also led to the recent abrupt cancellation of the Dalkey Lobster Festival, which was being organised by Coulson. A statement on the events social media account said: "The Dalkey Lobster Festival has been cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control, please trust that we did everything in our power to avoid this outcome."
Barrister Stephen B Byrne, counsel for the receiver said the primary reason for the closure was due to "serious concerns" about public safety relating to a wooden gazebo outside of the premises, as well as the preservation of the building's value. The injunction was granted on an ex-parte basis by Judge O'Connor and has been adjourned to next week.
Elsewhere in Dalkey, Ouzos steak and seafood restaurant has been put on the market by QRE property group for an asking price of €795,000, according to the Irish Independent.
The property is a two-storey mid-terrace building extending to approximately 151 square metres, with a lease that provides for upwards only rent reviews every five years.
It was let to PBR Restaurants Ltd, trading as Ouzo's Restaurant, for a term of 35-years from October 2004 and has a current passing rent of €72,500 per annum.