“Dublin City Council’s new campaign appeals to the public to respect the Portobello area and desist from outdoor drinking there.
This campaign is in response to numerous complaints from residents about the problem of outdoor drinking in the Portobello Area. It tells their story and highlights the negative impact this anti-social behaviour has on their lives.
“In recent months due to Covid-19 we have seen an increase in usage of our outdoor spaces. The canal area has been a popular and valued amenity for all. Unfortunately there has been an increase in anti-social behaviour in the area” said Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu. “These behaviours include people leaving their rubbish behind and people frequently urinating and even defecating outside someone’s home. We want everyone to be able to enjoy the space but the above behaviours are simply not ok. Please help support the local community by being respectful.”
The residents of Portobello welcome people who come to enjoy this public space. Tom, a resident, says “We want this to be a place where people feel comfortable coming to and enjoy but we also want it to be somewhere that is respected and honoured because it a beautiful part of Dublin.”
Find more from Dublin City Council (Ireland, April 2021)