The first day of Dublin City Council’s traffic-free trial in College Green, Dublin 2, on July 21
Ronan Early, in The Times Ireland edition, reports:
Dublin City Council spent €17,000 renting metal barriers used during the pedestrianisation of College Green over the summer.
Vehicles were banned from Dame Street for three Sundays, July 21, 28 and August 4, as a pilot project.
…A freedom of information request by The Times has revealed that the council paid €17,000 to Actavo, the engineering services group owned by the businessman Denis O’Brien, to rent the barriers.
…Neasa Hourigan, a Green Party councillor and member of the group Streets are for People, said she could not understand why the council needed to spend almost €6,000 a day on barriers to pedestrianise a street.
Previously: Pedestrians Rule