Dublin Riots

Ian Guider: Riots show Dublin needs improved services – not more shiny office blocks

The seriousness of the events on Thursday night mark a culmination in deterioration of Dublin in more ways than one

Dublin Riot aftermath, as the clean up operation gets underway following the riot on Thursday. Picture: Fergal Philips

It seems callous, in one sense, to talk about business in the wake of the horrific attack on children near a school on Parnell Square that has left the nation shocked.

Shop fronts can be repaired. Stock can be replaced. Streets can be cleaned of debris. Yet the fallout from rioting, looting and burning of Garda vehicles and public transport will have a lasting impact on businesses in Dublin in the short and long term.