Several councillors welcomed the plans – but raised issues around gentrification, and the lack of a role for councillors in feeding into, or overseeing, tourism plans.
Should Dublin Port Build to Welcome More Big Cruise Liners?
Some say that more tourism is always welcome. Others have concerns about the cost, emissions, and impact on the city of a growing number of holiday-makers.
Overtourism: Issues, Realities and Solutions, Reviewed
“Like a volcano, overtourism has been threatening to erupt for a very long time” and about three years ago it did, this new collection of academic essays on the subject says.
Issue 41: By Conor Nolan
“F or this cover I wanted to focus on the subject of overtourism and the cost of it to the city. I came up with this idea of a character looking like they’re shadily dealing out the city.”
Locals Launch Tours of the Liberties
At the moment, the social enterprise – which hopes to tap into growing tourism – has two guides, but is looking to recruit and train more.
Waterways Ireland Considers a Floating Food Market for Grand Canal Dock
The idea for seven-day “premium” food and drink stalls is set out in a study from October last year.
It’s Time to Regulate Walking Tours, Says Councillor
Some says it’s not an issue that tour groups seem to be getting larger. Others say they block the pavement, and are all headed the on same loops.
€2 Million Later, Has the Dubline Been a Success?
Launched in 2012, it was meant to draw tourists from the city centre west into the Liberties and Kilmainham, but some councillors and route-residents say it hasn’t had much of an impact.
How Should the City Judge Whether Its Tourism Strategy Is Working?
Fáilte Ireland has a plan to attract more tourists into six areas of Dublin, including the Docklands. Some councillors have raised concerns about “overtourism” and the impact it might have on communities.
Passengers on the Last Ferry Wonder How to Get into the City
Late at night, some passengers emerge onto the tarmac to find there are no taxis or buses to get them home or to a hotel.