Planning permission has been refused for what would have been the tallest building in Dublin.
Boom-time developer Johnny Ronan's bid to build a 22 storey hotel and office block on the south quays at Tara Street has been rejected.
Opponents of the plans had claimed it would have an adverse impact on the character of the buildings in the area.
Planners at the city council have agreed. They believe the tower would have a 'detrimental visual impact' on streets as far away as Lord Edward Street, Harcourt Street and the Five Lamps at North Strand.
They also believe it would take away from the character of 'one of the city's most important architectural set pieces' The Custom House.