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Wednesday 8 February 2023 Dublin: 7°C

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Legislation enacted to allow drinking outside pubs and restaurants
The Bill was passed to deal with the issue of certain outdoor service not being covered by alcohol licences.
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200 people will be able to attend outdoor events from next week
Since 7 June, there had been a maximum of 100 attendees for the majority of venues.
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Legislation to ensure pubs and restaurants can serve alcohol outdoors to go to Cabinet in the coming days
A number of pubs in Galway were warned by gardaí that alcohol can not be served outside their premises.
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Antigen tests on lineup as government announces details of pilot festival at Royal Hospital in Dublin
The festival will take place on 3 July, with a capacity of 3,500.
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Gardaí to 'use discretion' after warning alcohol licences may not cover on-street service by pubs and restaurants
The Justice Minister has said that gardaí will act with ‘discretion’ on the issue.
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Garda Commissioner says 'young drunk' people responsible for violence in Dublin city
Harris rejected criticism that the garda response in Dublin may have been over-reactionary.
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Eamon Ryan says public order incidents need to be managed in 'more thought-through manner'
The minister said the council, with support from the government, should put in place “event control teams”.
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The extra bins and portable loos have arrived - but business owners in Dublin say long-term solution needed
Some 150 portable toilets, 54 large Eurobins and 80 Barrel Bins are to be installed across the city.
Dublin City Council have started to install portaloos and additional bins in the city
Large crowds of people have been gathering in town recently
Local business owners say a more permanent solution is needed
OPW minister criticises 'reckless behaviour' at 'fragile' St Stephen's Green bandstand
Andrea Horan: Whose job is it to provide a liveable city?
Voices
Ciarán Cuffe: Dublin City Council needs a new 'public realm czar' to oversee public spaces
The MEP says it’s now clear that local councils in Ireland have have weak powers compared to the rest of Europe.
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Dublin City Council to install more bins and toilets across the capital
150 toilets and over 100 extra bins are to be installed across the city this Bank Holiday weekend.
Voices
Andrea Horan: Whose job is it to provide a liveable city?
The Dublin businesswoman, campaigner and broadcaster says Covid-19 has exposed the under-resourcing and neglect of Dublin’s outdoor spaces.
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DCC pledges 'more facilities' for bank holiday weekend as Eamon Ryan urges councils to 'get the message'
Ryan said that funding is available for waste services.
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'No point in fooling ourselves into telling people not to go out': Call for extended park opening hours
Meanwhile, young people told us about their experiences gathering over the weekend.
South William Street business owners worried about staff and customer safety
However, some did tell The Journal today that it was “nice to see people out”.
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We should be a ‘less puritanical’ and a 'little more relaxed' about those enjoying themselves outdoors, says Varadkar
Speaking this afternoon at Dublin Castle he said that socialising outdoors is “much, much safer” than indoors.
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Calls for 'urgent' one-off grants to help restaurants and bars develop outdoor summer seating
The Tánaiste has said he will ask Fáilte Ireland why 18 counties have been excluded from one hospitality scheme.
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Varadkar calls on councils to support plans for increased café seating ahead of 'outdoor summer'
Restaurants and cafes are calling for some leeway when it comes to applying for planning permission.