Dublin City Council has voted to erect a statue to singer and songwriter Luke Kelly in Dublin.

Sinn Féin councillors put forward a motion to erect a statue of Kelly in the docklands or the north inner city to mark the 20th anniversary of his death.

Councillor Christy Burke said he was delighted the motion had been backed unanimously and the council had agreed to commission the statue and find a suitable location for its erection.