A campaign was launched earlier today to highlight the major obstacles people with disabilities face in Dublin city.
The Lord Mayor, Brendan Carr and Dublin City Council are asking the public to refrain from parking cars up on the pavements, placing sandwich boards along pathways and locking bikes to lampposts.
The campaign states that these simple everyday actions make life very difficult for people with visual and mobility disabilities.
The Disability Federation of Ireland, The National Council for the Blind and Fighting Blindness have teamed up to promote the campaign and help improve the lives of it's members.
Mick Keegan, a member of The Disability Federation of Ireland is currently in a wheelchair and discussed the difficulties he and his friend have going around town;
"Shop owners, coffee shops moving their street furniture out which on a small footpath, if your in a wheelchair, you can't get by. You have to go back where you've come or in Gerry's case if your blind, you don't see it and walk straight into it. You can actually fall and really hurt yourself".
His friend Gerry also added, "I would wear a baseball cap most of the time going around and people would say why is this, is it to protect you from the shade or whatever. No it's to stop my nose from being broken".
Although Gerry's life is challenging with his condition which led him to gradually go blind from the age of 30, he says he appreciates the help Ireland has to offer.
"Dublin is one of the best city's in the world, I find for accessibility, say for example tactile pavements at pedestrian crosses which help me a lot if I am going a long with my guide dog or if I am going along with my stick".
The Lord Mayor said he became interested in helping the cause when the disability organisations came to him with the problem and from there made a plan going forward.
"It became very apparent very quickly that the public themselves often put obstacles in front of people with disabilities without realising it and that was the key thing here, that it wasn't being done on purpose".
"It is illegal to park a bike just at any pole around, you do need to park the bike at a proper parking bay and if we find that this approach isn't working well then we will take the next step and start removing bicycles or sandwich boards if they are an obstacle".
They hope the campaign will make people more cautious and aware of what they have on Dublin pathways.