Approval granted for Ireland's tallest building

Dublin City Council has approved plans to construct a 32-storey tower that, if completed, would become Ireland’s tallest building.

Dublin City Council has approved plans to construct a 32-storey tower that, if completed, would become Ireland’s tallest building.

Reports said the proposed tower would contain mainly apartments and would be located close to the former Dr Stevens’ Hospital, near Heuston Station.

The structure would rise to a height of 117m and would include a public observation dock. This morning’s reports said planning permission had been granted subject to 30 conditions, but objections were expected to lodged with An Bord Pleanála.

An Taisce, the Irish Georgian Society and Friends of Kilmainham have all objected to the tower, mainly because of fears it would dominate historic buildings in the area.

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