Asbestos fears over Dublin cinema demolition…

Plans to demolish one of Dublin’s oldest cinemas have been met with protests from neighbours who fear the building is packed with asbestos.

Developers plan to knock down the 1923-built Stella Cinema in Rathmines and replace it with a fitness centre and apartment block. The historic building, which closed in August 2004, was famous for hosting gigs by some of the top names in music during the 1970s, such as the Boomtown Rats and Elvis Costello.

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