The Bernard Shaw pub in Dublin 2
Following reports that An Bord Pleanála has denied the Bernard Shaw pub, in Dublin 2, permission to continue operating its beer garden area at the rear of the property, after complaints from local residents, a petition was set up against the decision.
A total of 19,300 signatures have already been collected online.
Johnny Brennan writes:
“The Bernard Shaw is a cultural institution in Dublin. The venue’s contribution to the vibrancy of our city is met by few other and now it faces losing a planning bid to continue operating outside beer garden and Big Blue Bus area.
“The recent criticism is apparently over noise complaints from ‘local residents’, however The Bernard Shaw has been operating happily and peacefully as such since 2006.
“It is one of the most unique spaces we have in our city, which actively supports and encourages the cultural growth Dublin so desperately needs.
“Please sign and show An Bord Pleanála how important this space is and that taking it away would be drastically harmful to Dublin’s development as an attractive and vibrant cultural hub.”