DUBLIN city councillors have given the green light for an extension to the popular bike rental scheme in the capital, writes Ailish O'Hora.
It is understood an additional 100 new bicycles will be made available for city residents and tourists to use over the coming weeks.
In return for the extension, the company behind the scheme -- JC Decaux -- has been given free advertising in five Dublin city centre areas.
These include Nassau Street and Lower Mount Street on the southside of the city, and Earl Street on the northside.
The advertising will appear on bus shelters and stand-alone structures.
Councillors last night decided to defer a vote on one advertising site location outside the Xtra Vision store in Dublin 4's Upper Baggot Street.