Airbnb-style apartments in Abbey Street get go-ahead

Hong Kong businessman Yong ‘Jack’ Wu has been granted planning permission for nine short-term rental apartments

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer @whytebarry
15th December, 2019
Airbnb-style apartments in Abbey Street get go-ahead
60-61 Middle Abbey Street. Picture: Fergal Phillips

Hong Kong businessman Yong ‘Jack’ Wu has been granted planning permission for a major Airbnb-style short-term rental development on Middle Abbey Street in Dublin.

The development is at Nos 60 and 61, just across the Luas track from Arnotts department store.

Wu’s company, Collen Asset Trading, applied for planning permission in May to convert the upper three floors of offices into nine apartments for use as short-term rentals. The plan included two studios, with four...

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