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New images of a planned makeover for a number of waterside city spots have been revealed.

The scheme, which received the go-ahead at City Hall on Monday night, includes an enhanced south-facing quayside streetscape, with improved pedestrian and cycling facilities, between Parnell Bridge and Parliament Bridge.

A viewing platform over the river Lee, three new public plazas, and a mini-boardwalk as well as integrated flood defences are also part of the plan.

The controversial flood defence plans were given the green light after city councillors agreed they were essential to minimise the flood risk to the city.

Councillors voted 22 to six in favour of the proposed scheme.

Construction is expected to start in September and to be completed over 12 months. It will be delivered along Morrison’s and Fr. Mathew Quays between Parliament Bridge and Parnell Bridge as well as a short section of works at Union Quay close to Trinity footbridge‌.

These quays are the lowest lying in the city centre and are a source of regular tidal flooding.

Trinity footbridge is also to be redeveloped and remedial/strengthening works are to be carried out to the existing quay walls as part of the construction of integrated flood defence work.

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