You might be seeing a lot less of buskers and street performers in Dublin
New bylaws could be approved for performers...
If you walk down any street in Dublin today, there's a good chance you'll walk past or hear a busker singing or a street act doing some sort of trick but new bylaws may be put in place to limit those people doing their thing.
The Irish Times are reporting that busking will be completely banned from Temple Bar and in front of the GPO on O'Connell Street if the new bylaws are approved by Dublin City Council.
Busking will still be allowed in all other areas between 9am and 11pm except on Grafton Street where people can perform until 1am on Saturday and Sunday.
The new rules mean that people will need an annual permit that costs €30 and those wanting to use amplifiers will have to pay an additional €60. There will also be a time limit on their performance as they can only stay in one spot for two hours and must move at least 250 metres away if they want to continue performing. They can’t play or perform the same place twice in 24 hours.
If the bylaws are approved there will be a ban on the use of knives, swords, saws, axes and flames.
The draft bylaws will be looked at next week and they'll then be available for public consultation and if they're sanctioned, the law will be enforced as early as next year.
Hat-tip to Irish Times.