A city centre hotel has been refused permission to convert its basement into bedrooms.
The Grafton Capital is totally refurbishing its building on Stephen's Street lower, which formerly housed Break For The Border.
Developers had sought approval for using the basement to add extra bedrooms, but they wouldn't have had any windows and therefore, no natural light.
But the local authority has turned them down saying it would constitute substandard accommodation for tourists and set an undesriable precedent
the chance the turn Dublin City Council has refused permission for a hotel to have windowless bedrooms.
The Grafton Capital Hotel had wanted to convert the basement of the building its refurbishing on Stephen's Street.
But the local authority said no, saying it would result in substandard accommodation for tourists and could set an undesirable precedent for other hotels in Dublin.