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U2’s Bono upsetting people in Dublin

BonoAn Taisce and Dublin traditionalists such as the Irish Georgian Society are expressing grave concerns about co-owner Bono‘s plans to transform The Clarence hotel. Hardly surprising, perhaps, when the  proposal is for  “a dramatic structure with a spaceship-shaped glass dome at the summit of an extraordinary atrium extending from the basement to the rooftop”.   Apparently it would require the taking over of neighbouring Georgian structures and demolishing all but their facades. The hotel stands in the quays area of the city – a designated conservation area where planning laws  do not allow the  demolition of protected structures except in exceptional circumstances.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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  1. The Clarence is a great hotel – have to recommend the Irish Breakfast in the tea room. Great way to start the day.

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