Public Meeting re Union Cafe Redevelopment Friday 27th April

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council has granted planning permission (16th April 2018) for the redevelopment of the Union Café site and we need your support in appealing a key aspect of this development to An Bord Pleanála. If this project proceeds as planned, our quiet suburb could become one of Dublin’s major party locations and could devalue residential property in Mount Merrion.

What is planned?

  • Fifty (50) good quality apartments, which the MMRA believe is acceptable
  • A major three (3) storey pub/function room party venue on the top floor with open terraces 30 metres from residential dwellings on North Avenue

The MMRA has serious reservations regarding this planned pub/function room. Our primary concern is that we see it as a potential “Wetherspoon’s type” sports bar/party venue, and which we expect will result in frequent late-night openings and consequent noise, nuisance and anti-social behaviour.  In recent times, we have seen significant anti-social behaviour after the outdoor screenings of football matches/ other sporting events at this venue.

The location of the planned pub is approximately 30 meters from the houses on North Avenue and the balcony looks directly onto the fronts of these houses and indeed onto the rear of houses on The Rise.

The proposed pub’s first and second floor open terraces are located 2 meters from North Avenue at the Deerpark Road Junction and pose serious risks to road users.

What are we asking of you?

Inform yourself on the detail of this proposed development by attending a


Fitzwilliam Room in the Community Centre this Friday 27th April at 7.30 pm

Click here for details on how to make an observation to An Bord Pleanala.