A woman, who had a mural painted on the front of her house, says she's 'devastated' after An Bord Pleanála ruled it must be removed.
Cathy McGovern commissioned the artwork on her period home in Sandycove in Dublin, featuring two ballerinas wearing boxing gloves.
She told Newstalk Breakfast: "I'm devastated, I am really disappointed but not totally surprised.
"I guess it's your head and your heart: I'm a libertarian, so in my heart I think you pay your mortgage, you pay your taxes, you maintain your house.
"And if you want to go and get a tin of paint and paint your house, you should be able to do what you want with that.
"So in principle I think you should - in practice, I can understand that then people might paint things that the community don't want or that are undesirable - and it's useful to have a process to moderate that.
"So I agree with the planning process, but I agree with the planning process that serves the people".
'I've got four choices'
She says she commissioned the work by street artist Solus after seeing similar pieces in New York in 2019.
Cathy says she saw her house as a canvas.
"I had that idea years back, and then when COVID hit and everything was very grey, I thought it would be gorgeous to get some colour and some art into the local community."
Cathy says her neighbours "absolutely love it".
Asked about her next move, she says she is weighing up her options.
"I think I've got four choices: one is that I comply and I do paint over it.
"One is that I don't and I wait and see what happens.
"You do have the right to go for a judicial review, but that's very expensive.
"And also you can't actually question the decision, you can question if there's a flaw in the procedure.
"I actually do think that there is".
She adds: "I'm hopping mad right now, so I don't want to make a decision about what I'm going to do."
"I want to think about it".