Tonight Dublin city councillors have voted against a ban on charity shops on Grafton Street. Council officials had proposed to include charity shops on the list of uses that are "not permissible".
But councillors voted 29 to 16 on a Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin and Labour motion to allow charity shops in the street even without planning permission. Click here for RTE news item.
This followed lobbying by The Irish Charity Shops Association, Oxfam Ireland and Fundraising Ireland.