Hundreds of people have attended a protest against the development of a hotel on the site of a much loved pub in Smithfield, Dublin.
It's due to a planning application that has been submitted to build a hotel around The Cobblestone pub in Smithfield.
Fans of the historic music venue are taking to the streets after more than 25,000 people signed a petition over plans to build a hotel around it.
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— Duncan Crowley (@fuspey) October 9, 2021
Tomás Mulligan, who's father Tom has run the pub and traditional music venue for over 30 years, says if The Cobblestone goes, nothing will be left of the old Smithfield:
"There's hotels in Smithfield, there's the Maldron right across the road, there's The Generator halfway down the square and those have been two solid characters for the last few years and for the better part of the last decade."