Clerys boss puts faith in O’Connell Street revival

The large number of fast-food restaurants on O’Connell Street in Dublin has hindered attempts in recent years to make the city’s main thoroughfare more attractive to shoppers, according to the chief executive of the city’s largest department store, C

21st October, 2006

However, PJ Timmins said that, despite this, he believed the city’s main street did have a future as a shopping destination. ‘‘There has been a revival in O’Connell Street - it’s a greatly enhanced pedestrianised place.

It has better public infrastructure and transport and we have seen the numbers increase,” he said. ‘‘There are cameras all over the city that monitor the blood-flow, if you like, of...

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