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‘Dalkey sur Mer’? How celebrities residing in Dublin coastal village are no strangers to planning disputes

Household names are frequently embroiled in contentious rows over homes

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Pat Kenny opposed plans for a development at Bulloch Harbour in Dalkey. Photo: Steve Humphreys

Pat Kenny opposed plans for a development at Bulloch Harbour in Dalkey. Photo: Steve Humphreys

Pat Kenny opposed plans for a development at Bulloch Harbour in Dalkey. Photo: Steve Humphreys

From U2 to Van Morrison, and veteran broadcaster Pat Kenny to film director Jim Sheridan, household names in Ireland are no strangers to rows with their neighbours and planning bodies over issues involving their own homes or neighbourhoods.

And, perhaps not surprisingly, the millionaires’ row in Dalkey and Killiney in south Dublin – colloquially known as ‘Dalkey sur Mer’ – features in several of these high-profile planning rows.


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