Belfast Telegraph

Green light for what will be the tallest building in Dublin

An artist’s impression of how the Tara Street tower will look
An artist’s impression of how the Tara Street tower will look

By Michael Cogley

Irish property developer Johnny Ronan has won approval to build Dublin city's tallest structure.

Construction of the tower is to begin imminently and the group is already in discussions with potential tenants, it is understood.

The long-running saga to build the 22-storey tower on Tara Street involved four separate attempts by the developer to secure permission.

An Bord Pleanala, the Republic's planning appeals board, approved the plans for the 88-metre structure last Friday.

The building will comprise 16,557 sq m of office and hotel accommodation and will be capable of accommodating 890 office workers, a 106-bedroom hotel over four storeys and a top-floor restaurant.

Ronan Group's senior development manager, James Ronan, said he was "thrilled" the development had finally been given the green light.

"This is an extremely positive and progressive move for Dublin and Ireland Inc," he said.

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"If we are to continue to compete with our European counterparts for much sought-after foreign direct investment we need to set our ambitions high, delivering the world-class accommodation required to facilitate our collective growth ambitions."

He said the development will be a "catalyst for the regeneration of this city quarter and will set a new benchmark for regeneration projects in the city".

Belfast Telegraph