Locals in the Liberties in Dublin will appeal a decision granting planning permission for a hotel at the Vicar Street Music venue.
Developer Harry Crosbie plans to redevelop the building adding an eight-storey hotel, with a creative art studio and a bar.
Dublin City Council has given the go-ahead for the project with works expected to commence in a number of weeks.
But People Before Profit Councillor Tina MacVeigh says residents are not happy with the plans:
“They feel as a residential community that they’re almost being pushed out – and I don’t blame them for feeling that way – the community are losing amenities – they’ve lost a community centre, they’re fighting for green spaces, in the past number of year they have lost swimming pools, libraries and and the community feel that they’re not be considered