Starbucks have been ordered to close down one of its Cork outlets as it was never granted appropriate planning permission for the space.
The multinational chain has operated a branch on Patrick Street for two years but An Bord Pleanála recently ruled that they did not acquire permission for change of use of the site from a phone shop to a coffee shop.
According to The Evening Echo, Cork City Council issued Starbucks with an order to close the shop and restore the premises to its prior condition before the end of June.
However, it is still in business.
The decision comes after planning permission was denied to Café Nero to open a coffee shop in the same area.