An Bord Pleanála has approved planning permission for a controversial suspension bridge over the River Liffey in Dublin's docklands. Residents on both sides of the quays had objected to the plan, saying that it would channel even more traffic through their communities.

The new bridge will link Macken Street on the south side of the Liffey and Guild Street on the North side. The Dublin Transportation Office has welcomed the decision, saying the bridge is an integral part of the city-wide plans to improve traffic flows and reduce pollution levels on congested City Centre streets.