Rugby ledge and disputed coverage: Malcolm O’Kelly planning row puts Dublin 14 in the spotlight

Rugby ledge and disputed coverage: Malcolm O’Kelly planning row puts Dublin 14 in the spotlight

Former Ireland star and South County Dublin neighbors quash planning permission at High Court for adjacent houseRetired Leinster player says proposed development would reduce the value of his house by 18% from the current market priceThe Fine Gael politician supported the objectors, saying it would set an “unacceptable precedent” for more houses to be built.

Malcolm O’Kelly and his wife Stephanie. Photo: Kieran Harnett

Field maple bushes and Portuguese laurels in a cul-de-sac in south County Dublin must constitute the most disputed hedgerow in all of Ireland.

After previously appearing in the Circuit Court, the hedge on affluent Churchtown Road was central to a High Court hearing last week.