Dublin City Council has banned buskers from all Dublin Streets this December. Dubliners love street performers and give them a lot of support. In fact the World Street Performance Championships was originally set up in Dublin after its founder saw how much support Irish people give to street performers. Christmas in the capital just won’t be the same without them.
In a letter to street performers Dublin City Council said, “unfortunately due to public health reasons Dublin City Council Dublin City Council cannot lift the temporary suspension of your street performers permit until further notice…stay safe and well and we hope to welcome you back to the streets of Dublin in the not too distant future.”
Under current Level 3 restrictions, up to 6 people from a maximum of two households can meet in an outdoor setting. Street performers in Dublin gather large crowds which would defy the regulations. Traditionally, many well known performers take to Grafton Street to sing an aul tune or two over the Christmas period. A lot of them started out on the city centre street before they were famous. So, we won’t have Bono on the streets but let’s hope we get the jobbing street performers back as soon as possible.