U2 stars revive €150m Clarence makeover plans
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by NIALL O’CONNOR
BONO and The Edge have revived their plans to carry out a €150m revamp of Dublin’s upmarket Clarence Hotel.
The highly ambitious project was shelved in 2009 as a result of the recession, but it is now back on the table.
It has emerged that the U2 pair, along with developer Paddy McKillen, have sought fresh planning permission.
Documents filed this month with Dublin City Council requests an “extension of duration of planning permission” to build a “new and enlarged Clarence Hotel” by July 2018.
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