Plans by a British pub chain to open a new superpub on the site of a former church and bank in the city centre have suffered a set back. The case has been referred to An Bord Pleanana.
JD Wetherspoon paid almost 3 million euro to acquire 2 vacant buildings on Lower Abbey Street and was given the green light to develop them by Dublin City Council.
but According to the Times, Ireland - a resident living nearby has lodged an appeal against plans by the pub chain to transform the buildings into a 2 storey pub that serves food.
JD Wetherspoon had originally hoped the bar would open before the end of this year but it's now unlikely to be completed before late next year.
The appeal is over concerns about noise levels with the bar due to stay open until half 12. An Bord Pleanala is due to issue it's ruling on the case in November.