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All water under the bridge as Bannon's bathtub battle ends

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Making a splash: Dermot Bannon's home in Drumcondra. Photo: Steve Humphreys

Making a splash: Dermot Bannon's home in Drumcondra. Photo: Steve Humphreys

Making a splash: Dermot Bannon's home in Drumcondra. Photo: Steve Humphreys

Celebrity architect Dermot Bannon can soak and soap to his heart's content after overcoming a spot of neighbourly differences to win the battle of the bathtub.

The 'Room to Improve' house transformer has been granted permission by Dublin City Council to retain the sheds and canopy created at the bottom of his garden to shelter his beloved outdoor bath. All he has to do now to keep the planners happy is promise not to go all 'The Good Life' on it, and refrain from keeping pigs or chickens in the structures.

Nor can he charge admission to experience a dip in the tub as the planning conditions also prohibit the development from being put to commercial use.