Dubliners don’t want to live in a mini Manhattan, it emerged this week. The City Council’s grand plans for a high-rise capital have drawn a 95pc disapproval rating at a public meeting. The council has invested a lot of time and expense devising its document Maximising the City’s Potential: A Strategy for Intensification and Height. But in a public consultation process, Dubliners showed themselves to be overwhelmingly opposed to skyscrapers. A public meeting at Croke Park this week was attended by city architects, councillors and around 70 local residents. When a show of hands was held to measure the level of support for a high-rise Dublin, 66 residents were opposed, while a number abstained.