After a ten year battle with City Hall, The Marina is to be pedestrianised for the next three months.
Fine Gael Councillor Des Cahill rejoiced at the news after working tirelessly to address the potential of the scenic area, alongside Pairc Ui Chaoimh.
“The idea was first put to City Halll in a motion by former Fine Gael Councillor Laura McGonigle in 2010,” Mr Cahill said.
The pedestrianisation will start from just passed the entrance of the stadium meaning testing for Covid-19 can continue uninterrupted.
Tweeting about the news, with a short video of him on a bicycle down by the Marina. flanked by Fianna Fāil Councillor Terry Shannon, Mr Cahill said he was delighted to announce that the Marina would be exclusively available to pedestrians and cyclists for the next three months.
The councillor also thanked Fianna Fāil Councillor Terry Shannon for his support over the years.
Speaking to The Echo, Mr Cahill said he hoped the public would use the facility in the manner that was intended and said fingers crossed the three-month trial would lead to a further extension of the pedestrianisation.
“I would be hoping that the Marina would be pedestrianised at weekends going forward, but we will just have to wait and see.
“I would be hopeful and confident the facility would be used appropriately and it won’t become an issue of difficulty to maintain so the wider community will get to enjoy it.”