Radio review: Battle over capital’s streets continues on the airwaves

Dublin City Council was in the news for the wrong reasons again, when it announced that it was ending the pedestrianisation of some city centre streets – a decision it later reversed

29th August, 2021
Radio review: Battle over capital’s streets continues on the airwaves
Rory O’Neill, owner of Panti Bar, appeared on The Hard Shoulder to welcome the extended pedestrianisation of Capel Street. Picture: Bryan Meade

Dublin is having a hard time these days. Businesses have closed down, homelessness continues to rise and antisocial behaviour has made certain streets a no-go area after dark. If the pandemic gave us an opportunity to reconsider the kind of capital city we want to represent our country – the kind of city we want for citizens to live in – the evidence so far is that Dublin City Council, at least, has failed.

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