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Residents in Dublin's Temple Bar have raised concern over the potential for noise from a planned restaurant and bar on the roof of the old Central Bank.

Renovation works have already begun on the city centre building - however planning chiefs have yet to decide if they will allow it to host a rooftop venue.

Hines and Peterson, the group that purchased the building for €67m last month, has lodged plans for a €75m redevelopment that will include a pub as well as a 300-seater restaurant. 

Planning objection

Residents however, have asked Dublin City Council to ban music on the rooftop.

Frank McDonald from the Temple Bar Residents Association has long been involved in campaigns against noise in the area.

He claimed the association is generally in favour of the project, but noted that members still hold reservations over the potential for excessive noise.

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"Given what has happened in Temple Bar over the last 20 years with the proliferation of pubs and nightclubs pumping loud noise into the vicinity in many cases, the last thing we would want is for loud noise to be wafting over the area from the roof of the central bank," he said.

He said locals fear the venue will become just another pub or night club over time - despite assurances  it will be an 'upmarket offering.'

"There is provision for an outdoor terrace," he said. "But if the place is a restaurant, I don't see any reason why it should have live amplified music."

"I don't think it is a good idea to eat while your eardrums are being blasted by loud music."

The association has objected to the development insisting there are "more than enough" licensed premises in the area adding that they do not want "any more abuses of the neighbourhood."

It has called for a complete ban on live performances, insisting that music should be kept to indoor areas.

The planned rooftop venue will provide 360-degree views of the city - and is expected to prove a very popular draw for tourists and locals alike.


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