James Connolly, WB Yeats and the Abbey Theatre Bridge are among the contenders to have been dropped for the name of Dublin's new bridge.

Dublin City Council is looking for a name for the bridge at Marlborough Street that will service the Luas link-up and other forms of public transport.

A final shortlist of five names will be put to a vote at a full council meeting in September.

The names for consideration are: Willie Bermingham, founder of the Alone charity; Frank Duff, founder of the Legion of Mary; Rosie Hackett, an Irish Citizen Army activist; camogie player Kay Mills and novelist Bram Stoker.

Scientists George Sigerson and Ernest Walton, a Nobel Prize winner, were on the previous shortlist.

The names have been reduced from an original list of 85 nominations by the city council's Commemorative Naming Committee, comprising eight councillors.

Chairman Cllr Dermot Lacey said the committee had worked well together to make a decision.

The committee is recommending that the full council votes on the final name by a preferendum, a system of proportional representation.