Controversial plans for a security gate to stop homeless people sleeping in the doorway of the Disney Store on Grafton Street, have been approved.
The company that operates the shop had argued rough sleepers and drug use in the recessed entrance way had exposed staff to threatening behaviour and confrontation.
In an objection to the plan, architect and volunteer in the homeless sector Enda Fanning said that; "A false impression has been given that there is constant improper use of the doorway."
He said the industrial security gates were a gross over-reaction to the current situation.
“For many thousands such recessed doorways across the city and country are the only hope of a bed for the night.”
However Dublin City Council has granted planning permission after revised plans for the folding steel gate were lodged.