Dublin council clashes with artists’ group over unauthorised murals

Figures released show that the council has sent 29 warning letters about murals in the city since the beginning of 2017

18th August, 2019
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A David Attenborough mural, painted by the artist collective Subset, on Longwood Avenue just off the South Circular Road, Dublin

Dublin City Council has sent out almost 30 letters in an attempt to wipe out unauthorised murals over the past two-and-a-half years.

As part of their powers to enforce planning rules, local authorities can issue warning letters to people who carry out unauthorised development – including murals – without permission. Following the warning, councils investigate if any action has been taken and can issue a further enforcement notice for the removal of anything erected without consent.

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