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Dublin Council worried over coffee house ‘proliferation’

Last year, Bord Bia warned that city centres in Ireland had reached 'saturation point' for cafés and quick-serve restaurants

Killian Woods

Business reporter

31st March, 2019

Dublin City Council has raised concerns that there are too many coffee shops clustered in the city centre.

In an application to the local authority last year, life insurer Friends First requested permission to convert a unit on Merrion Row in the city centre into a café.

Friends First said it has been difficult to let the property for its approved use as a retail office, but agents marketing the unit said there has...

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