Divided opinions over 'Up the Dubs' banners on Ha'penny bridge

The banners have divided opinion amongst people all over Dublin.

Dublin's Lord Mayor has backed the placing of 'Up the Dubs' banners on the Ha'penny Bridge despite major opposition.

The colourful banners have been draped on the bridge for the past week after Dublin's league final victory over Galway last Sunday - writes dublinlive.ie

The placing of the banners has divided opinion among many with Eamon Ryan opposing the view.Speaking on Morning Ireland Dublin Lord Mayor Micheal Mac Donncha said: "I think we should have other priorities than to focus on this.

"The bridge is in no way damaged or interfered with. The banners are there for a short period and I think most Dublin citizens welcome them.

"It brightens up the city and marks great achievement."

Green Party TD Eamon Ryan on the other hand is happy the placing of the banners are being reviewed.

Speaking on RTE he said: "This is a protected structure. We don't need to put what is, it's just not a very stylish, it's not a very proper banner for what is an iconic piece of architecture, which actually brightens up the city on its own.

"It doesn't need banners on top of it to make it any better. It's perfect as is and I think it should be left alone."

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