The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland has been given the green light for a new education and research building at it's city centre campus.
The development at St Stephen's Green will be up to seven stories high.
The facility will cost €90 million euro and will include research labs, classrooms, along with catering, recreational and welfare facilities.
The Irish Times reports An Bord Pleanala gave the RCSI the go ahead for the development despite objections.
It will involve demolishing a vacant office block on St Stephen's Green and a smaller building on Proud's Lane.
An Taisce had raised concerns the plans were not sensitive enough for the historic area while local residents were worried about the building being overbearing.