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'We had to call gardaí' - residents of leafy suburb furious at attempt to cut down trees

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Row: The new building on the site at 37a Highfield Road, Rathgar. 
Photos: Steve Humphreys

Row: The new building on the site at 37a Highfield Road, Rathgar. Photos: Steve Humphreys

Row: A cut tree at the front of the property

Row: A cut tree at the front of the property

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Row: The new building on the site at 37a Highfield Road, Rathgar. Photos: Steve Humphreys

It is one of south Co Dublin's famous leafy suburbs but this week gardaí were called to intervene in a tree-felling operation at a luxury development in Rathgar.

The property in question has been developed by a company called Seabren Developments, with directors Michael and Tina Moran. The Moran family are also behind the city's Red Cow Hotel development.

Socialites Monika and Cyril Murray used to live on the site and veteran singer Dickie Rock was a neighbour.