Work to convert one of the city’s oldest buildings into a homeless hostel has been stopped.
The Peter McVerry Trust had planned to use 21 Aungier Street to house rough sleepers.
The Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht intervened - to protect the 350 year old building.
The building is a registered historic monument and any work on the structure requires the consent of the Minister of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.
The Irish Times report that the Peter McVerry Trust had not received this consent before starting work on the city centre building.
Work to redevelop the building started last month and The Dublin Civic Trust had objected saying turning the site into a homeless hostel could compromise its historic fabric.