Coffee chain Starbucks has been granted planning permission to open on the ground floor of Anglo Irish Bank's former headquarters on St Stephen's Green, Dublin.

The application was granted by Dublin City Council in August but details of it have only now emerged. 

Anglo branding was famously removed from the building in 2011 after the bank became part of the Irish Banking Resolution Corporation.

An unfinished building on North Wall Quay, which the bank had planned to use as its new headquarters before it was bailed out by the State, was bought by the Central Bank last year.