Business owners ‘over the moon’ as trial traffic reduction on Merrion Row gets go-ahead

The proposed arrangement, which cuts traffic down to one lane, would allow outdoor dining on the Georgian street

5th May, 2021
Business owners ‘over the moon’ as trial traffic reduction on Merrion Row gets go-ahead
Gina Murphy, owner of Hugo’s Restaurant, has led a campaign urging Dublin City Council to reduce Merrion Row to one lane of traffic to facilitate outdoor dining. Picture: Fergal Phillips

A restaurant owner based on Merrion Row in Dublin has said she is “over the moon” that a proposed reduction of traffic on the street is to be trialled in mid-May.

Gina Murphy, owner of Hugo’s Restaurant, led a campaign urging Dublin City Council to reduce the street to one lane of traffic to better facilitate outdoor dining.

She founded Business Owners and Operators of Merrion Row (BOOMR), a group comprising...

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