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Clarence Hotel Redevelopment

04 November 2008

Roche rejected advice on Clarence Hotel proposals from department

Former Minister for the Environment Dick Roche rejected a strong recommendation from his department’s heritage officers that it should object to plans for the redevelopment of Dublin’s Clarence Hotel. Documents released to The...

17 July 2008

Clarence Hotel green lighted – with small changes

An Bord Pleanala has given the go ahead to the Norman Foster-designed project, which has been going through the planning process for over a year and a half. The decision is hugely significant...

19 June 2008

Clarence revamp is hit with new delay

U2′s plans for a €150m Clarence Hotel revamp will be hit with another delay as An Bord Pleanala stalls over making a decision. The planning board has indicated that a deadline for a...

24 April 2008

Clarence and Connaught: a tale of two cities

Luxury hotels will always be with us. Even in the midst of the “credit crunch”, people with money were checking in last week at the Connaught Hotel in London’s Mayfair, where the cheapest...

19 April 2008

Temple Bar chief backs U2 plan for Clarence

The architect at the centre of the 1990s regeneration of Temple Bar yesterday said if ambitious plans like those for U2′s Clarence Hotel were on the table back then he would have backed...

17 April 2008

Hotel design a major coup, says Edge

The demolition of the Clarence Hotel, Dublin, a protected structure, and its rebuilding to a design by British architect Norman Foster was “an incredible coup for Dublin city”, U2 guitarist and one of...

20 November 2007

Clarence decision opposed

Conservationist Michael Smith has said he will appeal Dublin City Council’s decision to grant planning permission for a €150 million demolition and rebuilding project involving the Clarence Hotel and five neighbouring properties. Mr...

19 November 2007

Planners backed U2 bid ‘out of deference’

The former head of An Taisce last night expressed concern that approval was given to U2′s controversial revamp of the Clarence Hotel out of “deference”. Dublin City Council officials granted the superstar rock...

18 November 2007

U2 finally get go-ahead for €150m hotel plan

U2 have finally found what they’re looking for — planning permission for a €150m revamp of the Clarence Hotel. The rock supergroup have been given the green light by Dublin City Council to...

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