A massive campaign to save almost fifty Fairview trees has borne fruit.
46 in Fairview Park were up for the chop to make way for a 2.5km cycle path but the city council has scrapped the idea.
However there was a massive backlash to the plans to fell the 111 year-old trees with a petition amassing 15,500 signatures.
The segregated path was first proposed more than four years ago and was intended to run alongside the seafront on Clontarf Road to the junction of Talbot Street junction at Connolly Station.
The city council had insisted it was the only way to make sure there's a continuous cycle route all the way from Sutton into town.
But councillors, environmental groups and even reps for cyclists joined the crusade, saying the trees shouldn't be sacrificed to for the proposed pathway.
Local rep Nial Ring says the campaign is a fantastic example of people power, but he says it's not clear what the local authority's revised plan is.
"They've come up with a knee-jerk reaction. Yes, 42 of the 46 trees will now no longer be touched, but now they're looking at the possibility of taking one of the traffic lanes away from one of the busiest arteries in the country."
Edel Leahy (pictured) says it's a massive relief for all those who got behind the campaign. She says they still have a number of questions but despite those, "it's a good day for Fairview and a good day for trees!"