Radio review: Hot town, summer in the city – but who cleans up the mess?

The unsightly scenes in Dublin city centre last weekend gave rise to several days of breast-beating on the national airwaves

Crowds gather on South William Street in Dublin city centre: one observer suggested counting people in and out of the streets to prevent overcrowding. Picture: PA

Have you made special plans to celebrate the long weekend? Are you one of the 90 per cent of people whom Leo Varadkar commended for playing their part in the continuing curb of Covid-19, or one of the thousands of revellers condemned across the airwaves this week, as the fine weather saw Ireland’s big cities become Bacchanalian sewers, littered with rubbish and human waste?

The behaviour of large crowds on South William Street in Dublin ...