New Plaza for Dublin

Construction is to begin later this month on a €6.5 million pedestrian plaza for Dublin beside the Ha’penny Bridge on Liffey Street, more than three years after it was approved by city councillors.

Liffey Street will be closed to traffic between Strand Street and the quays as a result of the development. The remainder of Liffey Street Lower and all of Liffey Street Upper, which runs from Abbey Street to Henry Street, will be upgraded to create a more "pedestrian-friendly" environment, with benches, bicycle stands and trees, the council said.

The work is expected to begin on January 23rd and is due to be completed by the end of next year. Pedestrian access will be maintained during this time.