PLANNING permission has been granted to redevelop the former Victoria Hotel on Patrick Street into a retail unit.
RESAM Properties Ltd wants to build a high-order retail unit on the site of the historic location.
According to the planning application, the facade facing Patrick Street will be retained along with the arched decorative ceiling in the first-floor ballroom.
However, the ballroom mezzanine will be removed and new ground-floor shopfronts will be created.
An entrance to the Cook Street aside of the building will also be created.
The application had attracted some objections.
However, planners in City Hall have now given the go-ahead for the redevelopment.
The Victoria Hotel dates back to 1810 when it was called the Royal Victoria Hotel. It was used by many visiting British, French and Prussian dignitaries.
The second meeting of the Gaelic Athletic Association was held there in 1884 and Michael Collins was also a regular guest.
The building is not a protected structure but is listed in the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage.