Councillors to meet after residents object to height of flood defence wall in Dublin

It is understood Dublin City Council is to consider altering the appearance of the concrete flood defence sea wall under construction along one of Dublin's most iconic routeways.

Locals in Clontarf have expressed concern over the height and appearance of the wall which is being built as part of a 2km cycle path from the Wooden Bridge to Causeway Road.

Some residents are concerned about restricted views of Bull Island nature sanctuary and the coast - due to the height of the wall - which will be up to one metre tall at its highest point.

However, the council says the wall is required to protect against coastal flooding in the area.

The Local Authority says "the final finish for the wall is under consideration by the Council at the moment".

A meeting between the public representatives and the project team in charge of building the wall will take place tomorrow.

Independent Senator Averil Power says locals in the area are not happy about the height of the wall.

She said: "The council have organised a meeting between public reps for the area and the project team.

"I'll be highlighting again the concerns that residents have about the excessive height of the wall and calling on the council to compromise and go ahead with a smaller wall instead that would still give us the flood prevention that we need."

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