Dublin’s tallest building refused planning permission over fears it would ‘injure skyline’

Officials said the 24-storey, 108m structure would ‘create a precedent for similar type undesirable development’

A visualisation of the proposed tower at City Quay

Dublin City Council has refused planning permission for the development of what would have been the capital’s tallest building.

A new ruling from the organisation said the proposed 24-storey structure at the site of the former City Arts Centre would compromise surrounding buildings, including the Custom House.

The proposal, lodged in August, was for a primarily office-led development which developers hoped would stretch to 108 metres.

The tallest building in Dublin is Capital Dock, which ...