Chu calls for Dublin City Council to halt tide of hotels

The capital’s Lord Mayor wants the council to introduce ‘clear thresholds’ to prevent ‘over-concentration’ of hotels in certain areas of the city

Hazel Chu, the Lord Mayor of DublinPic: Marc O’Sullivan

Dublin City Council needs to restrict the development of further hotels to prevent “over-concentration” in the city, according to Hazel Chu.

The sitting Lord Mayor has said Dublin City Council should introduce “clear thresholds” that measure hotel and aparthotel “over-concentration“ in given geographical areas.

“Maximum limits on the number of hotel or aparthotel rooms which can be granted permission per annum must be explored and considered,” Chu said.

The suggestion was included in a recent ...