A small town in Co Clare is set to get its first hotel after An Bord Pleanála approved plans for a site in Sixmilebridge.
When completed, the hotel will employ 20 people full-time while a further 50 jobs will be generated during construction.
An Bord Pleanála has confirmed its decision to grant planning permission to Gerard and Martha Kearney for the demolition of an existing guesthouse and commercial development and the construction of a 28-bedroom hotel.
Clare County Council had originally granted permission for the development. However an objection from a local resident forced the matter to be taken up by An Bord Pleanála.
While no start date has been set, a spokesman said the Kearney family is hopeful that work will get under way “as soon as possible.”