Temple Bar is set to get a revamp.
The city council is planning to give the popular tourist area a de-clutter to improve accessibility. Plans include removing the podium in the square and getting rid of bins and sandwich boards.
Redevelopment plans for the area went on public display last week. The council want to improve accessibility and make the space suitable for cultural events by resurfacing some of the cobbled streets and by widening and lowering footpaths.
There are also plans to revoke the street furniture licenses that some restaurants have and replace them with a smaller, shared "flexible seating area under a single license".
"It'll make it a more useable space, which currently it isn't", says Martin Harte from the Temple Bar Company.
"It's hard to run cultural events there at the moment because there's a lack of space. It's a bit of a mess, there's a lot of clutter. This will free it up and make it more of an amenity for the citizens of Dublin."
If it gets the go-ahead, works could begin in early 2018.