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This is good news.
Dublin Corporation has made a Compulsory Purchase Order for the former Carlton Cinema in Upper O’Connell Street, an adjoining site that has been derelict since the Pope’s visit to Ireland in 1979 and other properties in the vicinity. This long-threatened action is being taken following the failure of the Carlton Group to proceed with plans for a major shopping and entertainment centre for which planning permission was granted by An Bord PleanÃ¡la in August 1999. One of the most intriguing possibilities for this pivotal site is that the Abbey Theatre might relocate there.