Residents take court action over development of ‘The O’Rahilly’ site – The Irish Times

A residents’ group is seeking court orders overturning a permission for 105 apartments and 10 new aparthotel bedrooms on a site in Ballsbridge which includes the recently demolished former home of the 1916 Rising leader known as “The O’Rahilly”.

Derryroe Ltd, a company owned by the McSharry and Kennedy families, who own the Herbert Park Hotel, applied to An Bord Pleanála last May for permission for the development on the site of 36, 38 and 40 Herbert Park Road. It got permission last month, subject to conditions, and also secured permission for demolition of the former home at number 40 of Michael Joseph O’Rahilly, the only leader of the 1916 Rising killed while fighting. That demolition occurred on September 29th.

At the High Court on Thursday, Ms Justice Niamh Hyland granted leave to Pembroke Road Association (PRA), represented by John Kenny BL, instructed by solicitor Fred Logue, to challenge the

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