A pedestrian plaza for Dublin is set to be constructed on the north side of the River Liffey, beside the Ha’penny Bridge. This follows An Bord Pleanála’s refusal of the College Green plaza.

Unlike with the College Green Plaza, the council does not intend to submit plans of the proposed plaza to An Bord Pleanála and will present the plans to councillors on Tuesday.

The pedestrianisation of Lower Liffey Street will prevent traffic on Abbey Street from reaching the quays at Bachelor’s Walk, a route that is used by an average of 1,000 motorists per day.

-Daniel Potter