Letter campaign in favour of tower

Developer Sean Dunne orchestrated a large-scale letter-writing campaign to persuade Dublin City Council to grant permission for his high-rise development in Ballsbridge, An Bord Pleanala has been told. Mr Dunne is seeking permission for a 1.5 billion residential, retail and office development on the seven-acre site of the former Jurys and Berkeley Court hotels in Ballsbridge which he bought for 450 million three years ago. The city council earlier this year granted permission for the bulk of Mr Dunne’s development, which includes a cultural centre and embassy and media building, but refused permission for the 28,000sq m of offices proposed and a 37-storey 136m tower.

The Irish Times