Hotel chain is ‘sensitive to’ old Magdalene site

Japanese firm Toyoko Inn, which also owns former taoiseach Charles Haughey’s former Abbeville estate, has been silent until now on concerns expressed about plans for the development

24th December, 2017
The site on Sean McDermott Street, Pic: RollingNews.ie

Toyoko Inn, the budget hotel chain chosen to redevelop a former Magdalene Laundry site in Dublin, has said it recognises the historically sensitive nature of the site.

The Japanese firm, which also owns former taoiseach Charles Haughey’s former Abbeville estate, has been silent until now on concerns expressed about plans for the development.

“We recognise and are sensitive to the nature of, and historical context of, the site,” said Brendan Scannell, a director...

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