It has been announced that Stringfellows Lap dancing club on Parnell Street, Dublin, has closed down.

It ceased trading this afternoon citing it was no longer in a position to meet its financial obligations.

Stringfellows opened on 1 February this year.

The club had been opposed by locals from the outset.

The Deputy Lord Mayor of Dublin has welcomed the closure of the club.

Councillor Aodhan Ó Riordain said the news would be well received in the local area.

He said Parnell Street is a residential area and was never suitable for a club of this nature.