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Cllr Reilly calls on Dublin City Council to grant licences to businesses for street furniture for shorter periods than a year

8 December, 2014


Dublin City Councillor Noeleen Reilly is calling on Dublin City Council to grant licences to businesses for street furniture for shorter periods than a year.

She said,

‘The costs involved in purchasing a street licence for furniture for restaurants, hotels, cafes and public houses are often an impediment to businesses.  Dublin City Council will only provide licences on a yearly basis.  As we know the weather in Ireland does not often suit patrons sitting outside so often businesses are paying for a service that they do not get the yearly benefit from so many won’t incur the cost.’

If you own a café, restaurant, hotel or bar, you can apply to Dublin City Council to put tables and chairs on the footpath outside. In order to qualify for this scheme you must serve food to the public that can be eaten onsite.

She further added,

‘I am calling on the council to review this policy and grant licences on a quarterly, half yearly and yearly basis as required by the premises. I believe we would see a huge increase within the spring and summer periods and this would bring additional revenue to the council.  We need to show the business community that we can be flexible and that we understand that every size doesn’t fit all.  

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