The Clarence Hotel is one of dozens of Dublin businesses to lodge an objection against a planned injecting centre for chronic heroin and cocaine addicts.
Last month, Merchants Quay Ireland (MQI) lodged its plans with Dublin City Council for the State's first medically supervised injection centre that is to cater for around 60 addicts a day. The application involves the redevelopment of MQI's Riverbank building at 13/14 Merchant's Quay in Dublin 8, including the provision of seven planned injecting rooms in the basement of the building.
In total, 99 objections have been lodged against the plan, with a host of businesses voicing their opposition to the plan.
They include one of the best known - and one of the most profitable The Temple Bar company, the Dublin Business Alliance, the Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) and The Morgan, Trinity City and the Westin hotels, which are part of the MHL Hotel Collection.
A decision is due on the application next month.