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Moore Street butcher stalls €500m redevelopment plan

Troy family has been trading on Dublin city centre street for over 100 years

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An illustration showing how Moore Street would look after the redevelopment

An illustration showing how Moore Street would look after the redevelopment

An illustration showing how Moore Street would look after the redevelopment

A Moore Street butcher has stalled the final phase of Hammerson’s €500 million transformation plan for Dublin City Centre.

This follows Stephen Troy of Troy Family Butchers on Moore Street lodging an appeal to An Bord Pleanála against the Dublin City Council decision to give the scheme for Moore Street and Moore Lane the green light.

The latest phase involves the demolition of buildings and structures on site to accommodate the construction of a new public plaza along with a mixed use scheme in a six storey building.

The permission follows two other approvals earlier this year by Dublin City Council relating to other parts of Dublin Central Project. Those phases have also been stalled after Sinn Fein leader, Mary Lou McDonald TD and several other third parties lodged appeals against the grant of permission. Mr Troy is also an opponent of the other two phases and in his appeal against the latest phase to secure planning permission, he states that the catastrophic impacts that independent businesses along Moore Street face as a result of losing footfall have not been taken into account.

He said: “These stalls won’t be trading throughout the construction phase and this project will likely be the end of the street trading on Moore Street forever." Mr Troy argues that the trading relationship that has been established for generations between market traders and independent store traders will be lost “and this will severely threaten the viability of our perishable goods business that has been trading on Moore Street for over 100 years”. Mr Troy further states that the impacts of this large project are dramatically understated considering the loss of trade that will undoubtedly occur.

Concerning the latest phase, the City Council planning report which recommended planning permission stated that the proposal “would secure the regeneration of a brownfield site in a city centre location for office and café/restaurant space, providing frontage to a new public space”. The Council stated that the scheme “would ensure a more active frontage to O’Rahilly Parade in keeping with its historic significance”.

The Council stated that the proposal and a phase before the board “will complement the development of the adjacent National Monument as a commemorative centre for the 1916 Rising”.

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