PLANS to build a Dublin skyscraper almost twice the height of Liberty Hall have been shot down.
An Bord Pleanala has ruled that property developer Bernard McNamara cannot build a 25-storey hotel, commercial and residential complex on the site of the Tara Towers hotel in Booterstown.
Claims that it would become a "landmark" building were rejected by the board, which found that its site was not a "key focal point" at the entrance to the city.
Bernard McNamara and Jerry O'Reilly, trading as Radora Developments, had proposed the building as the second phase of their Elm Park development.
The 25-storey block would have reached a height of 100.16 metres.
However, the board upheld a decision by Dublin City Council not to grant permission, saying it would "fail to comply" with the council's policies on high-rise buildings.