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Dublin could get new eight-storey hotel as vacant "scourge" set to be demolished

A planning application has been submitted to Dublin City Council.

7345  River House_90501946 River House on Chancery Street. Source: Leah Farrell

PLANNING PERMISSION IS being sought to build an eight-storey 249 room hotel in Dublin city.

The old motor tax building at River House on Chancery Street in the capital has been empty for over a decade and planning has been sought to demolish it and build a new hotel.

The site, which is located near the Four Courts, was bought for €8 million earlier this year.

It is proposed to build a hotel which will consist of 249 rooms and an independent café/restaurant on the ground level. There will also be gym and meeting room facilities planned for the site.

Dublin city councillor Ray McAdam told that there is “every chance for it” going ahead but that he will work with locals who have reservations over its construction.

He said: “In terms of the proposal, I welcome it. I really do. From a local point of you, it has been a scourge, whether you’re talking about looking at it or otherwise. It has been a source of a lot of anti-social behaviour and criminality.

“Any residents who are concerned about the application can get in touch with myself or the council. I will always engage with residents to ensure those concerns can be addressed.”

More details on the planning application can be found here.

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