Sinn Féin President and TD for Dublin Central Mary Lou McDonald has welcomed the decision by Dublin City Council to refuse planning permission for a hotel that would see the destruction of The Cobblestone pub in Smithfield.
Teachta McDonald said:
“The Cobblestone is a key cultural space in the heart of Dublin.
“The announcement that Dublin City Council had refused planning permission for a hotel which would have effectively seen it destroyed, is hugely welcome news. It is a victory for The Cobblestone, for the thousands who campaigned to save it and for the local community.
“The widespread support for the preservation of our unique cultural spaces hopefully represents a change in approach to planning in the city.
“The same reasons given for refusing the planning application for this development should apply to the Hammerson plan for Moore Street.”