The weather in Ireland means that dining outdoors is often reserved for the few days during the summer when the sun decides to come out.
But over the course of the pandemic, we have had to reassess our relationship with our outdoor spaces and make whatever we have work for us so that we can come together in as safe an environment as possible.
So when it comes to public realms and civic spaces, what have we learned over the past few months? Are we doing anything right and what can we learn from what’s gone wrong?
Aideen Finnegan is joined by Dr. Conor Norton President of The Irish Planning Institute and Head of the School of Transport Engineering, Environment and Planning at TU Dublin and Paul Keogh of Paul Keogh Architects to discuss.