Calls to pedestrianise Merrion Row to save hundreds of jobs

Businesses say move would help draw people into city centre, provide businesses with badly-needed boost and create a ‘cultural carpet’ between Stephen’s Green and Merrion Square

28th February, 2021
Calls to pedestrianise Merrion Row to save hundreds of jobs
From left: Kevin Barden of O’Donoghue’s pub, Gina Murphy of Hugo’s Restaurant, Katie Cantwell of KC Peaches and Richie Barrett of Bang restaurant on Merrion Row Pic: Fergal Phillips

More than a dozen businesses are backing a campaign to pedestrianise Merrion Row to create a “cultural carpet” that links Stephen‘s Green and Merrion Square.

BOOMR (Business Owners and Operators of Merrion Row), which includes Hugo's Restaurant, Bang Restaurant, the Unicorn and O'Donoghues, has called for the pedestrianisation of the street as part of the Dublin city development plan public consultation process.

The submission by BOOMR said Merrion Row and the...

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