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The scheme to allow outdoor dining at weekends was due to conclude at the end of this month, but has been extended for another month due to public demand.

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Diners embrace the reopening of bars and restaurants in Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins Dublin

Diners embrace the reopening of bars and restaurants in Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins Dublin

Diners embrace the reopening of bars and restaurants in Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins Dublin

Dublin City Council (DCC) is to extend the pedestrianisation of Capel Street and Parliament Street following widespread criticism from the public. 

The scheme to allow outdoor dining at weekends was due to conclude at the end of this month, but has been extended for another month due to public demand.

On Monday night, DCC praised the success of the scheme on Twitter and added this was the last scheduled weekend it was due to take place. The announcement was met with strong public backlash.

In a statement today, it announced the scheme was to be extended for another month and will now conclude on September 26th.

“This trial has been hugely successful so far,” said Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland in a statement. “It makes perfect sense for it to continue until the end of September.

“I am delighted that with the support of cross-party colleagues, we have been able to secure this extension.

"I would encourage anyone who hasn’t already done so to come in and see for yourself what a fabulous outdoor initiative this is.”

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