'Up the Dubs' banner will no longer be allowed on the Ha’penny Bridge 5 months ago

'Up the Dubs' banner will no longer be allowed on the Ha’penny Bridge

It's a "protected structure".

The controversial 'Up the Dubs' banner, which was displayed numerous times on the Ha'penny Bridge over the past few years, will no longer be allowed on the bridge.

The decision was made by Dublin City Council, originally reported by the Irish Times following a Freedom of Information request, that the bridge is a "protected structure" and the location is not suitable for such banners.

The banner which reads, 'Up the Dubs' and 'Dublin City Supporting The Dubs' can instead be displayed in other areas of the city.

It had traditionally been displayed on the Ha'penny Bridge when Dublin were in the All-Ireland Football Final.

In a statement to JOE, the Dublin City Council said: "The banner will not be displayed on the Ha’penny bridge in the future.

"The Ha’penny Bridge is a protected structure and it was agreed that this location is not suitable for displaying such banners.

"During the 2018 Championship the banner was relocated/displayed on Fairview Bridge for a few days before games and removed in the following days.

"The banner may be used in the future to support the Dublin Team during the Championship matches," Dublin City Council said.