Residents at a protest outside Vicar Street music venue where there are plans for an eight storey ,185-room hotel (top). Locals say they want green space, homes and community facilities, not a high-rise building.
The proposed Vicar Street Hotel in the Liberties has already received planning permssion
The “Rock and Room” is said to be a package of tickets/room/meal and membership of a new private club on the hotel’s 8th floor with views out over the city and direct access to the venue.
The redevelopment will see the main stage moved to allow an extra 500 seats.
Peter Aiken, who has promoted shows at Vicar Street since its opening, said, “We are delighted to be involved with such an innovative scheme which will bring a new experience to our clients where they can relax after a show and not worry about getting home.”