The Upper Section of the East Pier suffered significant damage during storm Emma last March 2018 (as reported in Afloat.ie ) .
The entire upper section was closed off for safety reasons since the storm. Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company have repaired and reopened the first section up to the Sunshelter, and are working on a project to reopen the section to the Battery within the next 3-4 months.
The area around the Sunshelter itself may remain closed for 6 months or more as the damage is most significant here. Engineers are currently preparing specifications for the repair works.