PLANNING permission has been granted for a €40m hotel at Portobello in Dublin in spite of opposition from comedian David McSavage and scores of other local residents. The applicants for the 178-bedroom, six-storey hotel – MKN Property Group and Tifco – have secured planning permission after submitting revised plans. The Dublin City Council planner’s report into the application stated that the applicants proposed a marginal reduction in height. The planner recommended permission be granted after stating that the alterations proposed “are considered to be an acceptable design approach in terms of setting and character of the area”.
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