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Thursday 18 September 2014

Failte's warning over 'pound shop'

Roisin Burke

Published 16/10/2011 | 05:00

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A Failte Ireland director warned that the new discount superstore opening on St Stephen's Green could damage the character of the area.

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"I don't believe it's going to be an enhancing, positive move for the area in terms of the nature of the character area or the tourism experience," said Ciaran O Gaora, a branding expert with a background in urban design.

"It raises the issues around the fabric and character of the city. It's the same conversation you might have about O'Connell Street."

EuroGiant plans to move into a 2,700sq ft space on the Green, just a few doors down from the Shelbourne Hotel.

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