LN Opposes Irish Hotel’s Concert Plans

Citywest Hotel wants to put on live music in its convention center, and that could take away business from Live Nation, which owns or operates venues in Dublin, Ireland.   

Besides approving the staging of concerts, South Dublin County Council also allowed Citywest to increase its capacities to 6,000.

This is where Amphitheater Ltd., the Live Nation subsidiary owning the 

“The firm stated that a previous appeals board permission for the convention centre restricted the capacity to 4,161 and prohibited its use as a concert venue,” the Irish Examiner reported.

The newspaper obtained a submission by Amphitheater Ltd. to planning consultants John Spain & Associates, which lists more reasons why the company opposes Citywest’s plans.

The submission states that the hotel, which is operated by Tetrarch Hospitality, was around 15 kilometers from Dublin’s city centre and likely to detract from more central venues, such as 3Arena,  and the . This could “have a negative impact on the vitality and primacy of the city centre.”