Patrick's parade clash over LUAS cables

Organisers of the Saint Patrick's Day parade in Dublin are furious with the Department of Transport over their refusal to take down overhead LUAS cables that cross O'Connell Street.

Organisers of the Saint Patrick's Day parade in Dublin are furious with the Department of Transport over their refusal to take down overhead LUAS cables that cross O'Connell Street.

It means that floats will need to be less than five and a half metres in height in order to safely pass under the wires.

Last year, some of the tallest entries reached heights of almost 12 metres.

Organisers have said that it is the Department's national duty to remove the lines for the celebration.

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