PERMISSION was renewed for a city centre pub to continue to use part of the historic Town Hall Square for an alfresco area.
The application was put forward for the Dublin Packet by Mrs K Oswell.
Mrs Oswell told planning officers she wished to renew permission for four tables and eight chairs granted on a temporary basis in 2007.
The area lies between Hamilton Place and Shoemakers Row close to the only remaining archway to the original market hall, according to a report.
It lies in the city centre conservation area close to a number of listed buildings.
The area is directly in front of the pub and all the tables are to one side of the doorway.
No objections were raised by the highway authority although it asked for a three year permission to retain control of the area for the Northgate Development.
The city has a number of alfresco areas, several on Northgate Street and Bridge Street, planning officers pointed out.
They drew attention to the proximity of the alfresco area to a key link from Town Hall Square to Hamilton Place and to market stalls which will be placed on the square during the relocation of the market.
It would preserve the character of the conservation area, they felt and said no objections had been raised by conservation officers.
The pub was aware of the effect of the Northgate Development and the need for temporary highway arrangements and had restricted the number of tables and chairs.
This would lead to sufficient space between the alfresco areas at the Dublin Packet and at Coffee Republic.
City planners described the alfresco area as acceptable and granted permission.