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Millionaires' row in fight to keep new apartments at bay

Wayne O'Connor


Plans to construct over 600 apartments on the country's most exclusive road are heading for the High Court, writes Wayne O'Connor

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Ailesbury Road, Dublin 4

Ailesbury Road, Dublin 4

Ailesbury Road, Dublin 4

Spring cleaning on Ailesbury Road seems an arduous affair. Last week fleets of vans held court on the country's most exclusive street. Bustling builders, carpet shampooers, window cleaners, gardeners - van drivers of all persuasions - came and went from the pristine avenue as residents did their best to keep up appearances.

Maybe the affluent homes of the tree-lined embassy belt are high maintenance. It could be that the homeowners are more demanding than those of us with weathered paintwork, overflowing gutters and tattered lawns after a harsh winter.

But on Ailesbury Road, where homes change hands for millions of euro, this simply won't do.