Dublin couple claim events firm keeps them awake


Two doctors, husband and wife Paul Byrne and Niamh O’Sullivan, are to ask a court to restrain a “flagrant breach of planning laws” that is keeping them awake at night.

The couple’s home at 73 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin, is a protected structure and the last of a terrace of houses that have, over the years, been turned into offices.

Barrister James Phillips told the Circuit Civil Court that an events company, Verve Marketing, in number 72, is disturbing the couple, particularly late at night.

Mr Phillips said his clients had objected to Dublin City Council about an alleged change of use of the premises in breach of planning laws and, although turned down by the council, won an An Bord Pleanála appeal.

He told Judge Alison Lindsay that the doctors were seeking an injunction restraining the alleged planning breach. The judge adjourned the application for three weeks for Verve to enter a replying affidavit.