The Dublin Civic Trust has objected to an ‘Up the Dubs’ banner hung on the Ha'penny Bridge to celebrate Dublin GAA teams.

The trust says the bridge, which was built in 1816, is a historic, protected structure, and should not be concealed with any sort of banner or promotional material.

Lord Mayor of Dublin Sinn Féin's Mícheál Mac Donncha has said he does not agree with Civic Trust objections to the hanging of 'Up the Dubs' banners from the bridge.

Speaking on RTÉ's Morning Ireland, Mr Mac Donncha said the banners only go up for a short period to wish the players well.

He said: "I think we should have other priorities than to focus on this. The bridge is in no way damaged or interfered with.

"The banners are there for a short period and I think most Dublin citizens welcome them. It brightens up the city and marks great achievement."

Green Party and TD for Dublin Bay South Eamon Ryan said he is glad the issue is under review.

Mr Ryan said the Ha'penny Bridge is a protected structure and a lot of money is spent maintaining it.

He added that the banner is cheap and tacky and unsuitable for an iconic piece of architecture, which is beautiful in its own right.

"This is a protected structure. We don't need to put what is, it's just not a very stylish, it's not a very proper banner for what is an iconic piece of architecture, which actually brightens up the city on its own," Mr Ryan said.

"It doesn't need banners on top of it to make it any better. It's perfect as is and I think it should be left alone."