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.
Amid Rising Tourism, Liberties Residents Plan to Offer Tours
“Local people know the area and they know the people and they have the passion,” says Tony O’Rourke.
Use of New €1.7 Million Coach Park "Negligible", Says Council Official
Council efforts to encourage coach drivers to use a new coach park, rather than the city streets haven’t gone well so far. That’s because of opening hours, one coach firm says.
Is the Jeanie Johnston Worth Its Cost?
The replica famine ship cost €15.5 million to build, has been repaired already, and needs more repairs. Some councillors aren’t sure Dublin City Council should keep on paying.
Protest and Resistance in the Tourist City, Reviewed
This collection of 16 essays looks at how tourism has been impacting cities in Europe and beyond, and at how locals have been fighting these impacts.
Andy: Dublin Is a Rip-off, but It's Not Tourists We Should Worry For
For people at the lower rungs of the income ladder, Dublin’s high cost of living is more than an irritation – it is a full-blown crisis, writes UCD political economy lecturer Andy Storey.
Beyond AirBnb, Other Companies Are Using Homes for Holiday Lets
Even while there’s a shortage of housing for Dubliners, companies have converted residential apartment blocks in the city into holiday lets for tourists.
Alicja: As the Hospitality Sector Thrives, Workers Deserve a Cut
The low-wages and flexible hours in the hospitality sector are good for employers, but not for employees. It’s time the benefits were passed on, writes Alicja Bobek.
Council Gave €250,000 to Tourism Ad Campaign in 2016
Spending on “Dublin: A Breath of Fresh Air” campaign, part-funded by DCC, included £135,000 to the Guardian for services including an article by Will Self.
Hopes For Rise Again of River Park
New plans to attract adventure tourism to the Liffey Valley west of the city centre have raised hopes that shelved plans for a river park could rise again.
Where Did Dublin's Public Free Wifi Go?
Stop trying to log in to Dublin’s public free wifi. It’s not going to work.