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Decision On The Refurbishment Of Temple Bar Square Has Been Postponed

By AmyBell

November 7, 2017 at 11:07am

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The decision to transform the renowned Temple Bar Square has been adjourned by Dublin city councillors.

The proposed plans would involve the removal of some restaurant outdoor seating and many restaurants on the square claim they would be driven out of business if the new plans reduced their terrace seating.

The city council has drawn up plans that would redevelop the area which would involve a "major decluttering exercise" with the removal of bins, steps and some signage.

RTÉ reported that the square would be reworked into a "gentle slope" that would increase the size of the square to nearly 1,000 square metres of space.

Gourmet Burger Kitchen says 40% of its capacity will be lost which would affect their business levels. 

In a recent meeting, councillors agreed to refer the plans back to the area committee to reconsider what effect the proposed plans could have on restaurants located on Temple Bar Square.

RTÉ reported that the Head of Parks Services, Leslie Moore said they were considering the option to "reuse" the cobblestones as was done in Merrion Park. 

This would mean shearing the tops off the stones and placing them closer together to make the streets more accessible. 

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