Some limited Christmas street trading could be allowed this year in Dublin city centre following talks this evening.

The city council had announced a prohibition for the seasonal traders on Henry Street and Moore Street because of Covid-19 restrictions.

This was criticised as unfair by local representatives because other shops are due to open along with outside drinking and dining.

This evening there were talks involving Henry St traders, the Irish Organisation, Market and Street Traders (IOMST) Lord Mayor Hazel Chu, council officials and councillors.  

Afterwards Sinn Féin councillor Janice Boylan said "There is a possibility that very limited trading may be allowed take place but it will be nothing like previous years".

She said Dublin City Council will be in contact with all traders to discuss the options that have been suggested but this is all reliant on future restrictions.

It is understood the new plan could involve fewer stalls and those being spread out through surrounding streets.