Market plan could bear fruit

Sir, – Olivia Kelly (Home News, August 19th) writes about Dublin City Council’s Fruit and Vegetable Market on Mary’s Lane. What is needed to sustain any market is footfall. Narrow Mary Street Little acts as a disincentive to bring shoppers further along the Henry Street retail axis.

With a slight realignment of Mary Street Little, one could extend the visual axis running from Connolly Station’s clock tower, down Talbot Street and Henry Street, to the Chimney in the Old Jameson Distillery in Smithfield. AIB’s Capel Street branch and a couple of warehouses currently bring this visual axis to a premature end. Relocating them would revitalise that area and extend the short Henry Street shopping axis. Look at it on the map. The fruit and veg mart is a Covent Garden in waiting. It just needs street geometry. – Yours, etc,


Rue de Lausanne,



Alsace, France.