Newstalk
Newstalk

13.31 5 May 2021


Share this article


Businesses in Temple Bar are putting forward a new plan to seat up to 3,000 diners outside the area’s pubs and restaurants.

Under the plan, customers would be seated on 17 streets across the city’s ‘cultural quarter.’

Pedestrian squares, loading bays, road and path space would all be opened up to diners.

Advertisement

According to The Irish Times, Fleet Street would accommodate the largest number of diners at 820.

This morning, Environment Minister Eamon Ryan gave his backing to the plan.

“It is a fairly extensive area Temple Bar,” he said.

“If you go right the way from the Civic Offices right down to Fleet Street, that is a very extensive area so I think it does make sense – as long as it can be done in a safe way.”

Minister Ryan was speaking after an extra €5m was allocated to tackle to the increasing litter problem in urban areas.

The money will be used to increase the number of bins available and towards awareness campaigns encouraging people to clean up after themselves.

Bernie Lewis, litter prevention officer with Dublin City Council, said extra bins and barrels are being placed in problem areas.

The plans for Temple Bar will now be submitted to Dublin City Council - which last year refused to allow street furniture in parts of the area.


Share this article


Read more about

Hospitality Outdoor Dining Pubs Restaurants Summer Temple Bar

Most Popular

Live: Title

Now playing

00:00:00 / 00:00:00
Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share


Up next

Episode title
Show
Duration

You currently have no podcasts in your queue.

Go to podcasts

On Air

The Hard Shoulder

The Hard Shoulder

16:00-19:00

Share

Up next

OFF THE BALL

OFF THE BALL

19:00-22:00

Share

THE TOM DUNNE SHOW

THE TOM DUNNE SHOW

22:00-00:00

Share

BEST OF NEWSTALK

BEST OF NEWSTALK

00:00-06:00

Share

BREAKFAST BRIEFING

BREAKFAST BRIEFING

06:00-06:30

Share

BREAKFAST BUSINESS

BREAKFAST BUSINESS

06:30-07:00

Share

NEWSTALK BREAKFAST

NEWSTALK BREAKFAST

07:00-09:00

Share

THE PAT KENNY SHOW

THE PAT KENNY SHOW

09:00-12:00

Share

LUNCHTIME LIVE

LUNCHTIME LIVE

12:00-14:00

Share

MONCRIEFF

MONCRIEFF

14:00-16:00

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on