Traders and shopkeepers from Moore Street have met with representatives from Dublin Corporation to discuss plans to revamp the street.

While trading is still carried out in the traditional way, dealers say that business has declined on the street in recent years and the area is now in need of a major facelift.

Moore Street in the heart of the capital city has been synonymous with traditional Dublin for over a hundred and fifty years.

Illegal trading, a decrease in city population, increased bus fares and the general dilapidation of the street, has seen business decline significantly over the last decade.

Trader Bernie Shea describes the poor conditions on the street and the derelict buildings. Michael Costelloe of the Dublin City Centre Business Association talks about the general decline in the management of Moore Street.

Amid fears that some traders may go out of business, stall and shop owners have met with Dublin Corporation to discuss plans to give the street a makeover.

The first phase at a cost of half a million pounds involves the pedestrianisation of the street along with repaving the footpaths and improved lighting. The objective is to bring shoppers back to Moore Street. Michael Costelloe says.

We want people to come into Moore Street and buy.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 12 August 1992. The reporter is Anne Cassin.