Busking Bye-Law Proposals

Dublin is famous for its music and busking tradition and with this in mind Dublin City Council have drafted bye-laws to regulate busking in Dublin City to help make street performing a more positive experience for everyone.

In recent years complaints around Street Performing to the City Council, An Garda Síochána and the various business representative organisations have increased significantly. The complaints mainly relate to loud continuous noise, obstruction of premises, busking taking place late at night disturbing city residents and intimidation by some performers soliciting donations, so the bye-laws are being put in place to help improve this situation.

 

Street Performers Bye-Laws

 

Pursuant to Section 199 of the Local Government Act 2001, Dublin City Council proposes to make ‘Control of Street Performers Bye Laws’. The bye-laws are designed to encourage quality street performance in the City in a manner consistent with the overall public interest.

 

The Draft Control of Street Performers Bye Laws are now available for public inspection.

 

The Draft Bye-Laws may be viewed here or at the offices or Dublin City Council, Culture Recreation & Amenity Department, Block 4, Floor 0, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8, between the hours of 9.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. Monday to Friday for a period from Friday 7th November– Friday 19th December 2014 inclusive.

 

A copy of the draft bye-laws will be given to any person applying for it free of charge.

 

Dublin City Council will consider any submissions in relation to the Draft Control of Street Performers Bye Laws which are submitted in writing to Dublin City Council, Culture Recreation & Amenity Department, Block 4, Floor 0, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8 or by email to streetperformers@dublincity.ie before 12.00 noon 19th December 2014.