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Dublin: 19 °C Friday 29 May, 2020

Poll: Buskers ... Public nuisance, or an essential part of urban life?

New busking by-laws for Dublin come into effect in the spring. But do you ever throw them a few quid as you walk by?

Image: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

IT’S PLANNED NEW by-laws for buskers in Dublin will come into effect in March, following a meeting of councillors yesterday.

88 submissions were received on the issue as part of a consultation process — the majority of which related to excessive noise.

It’s emerged, however, that there will be no ban on amplifiers as part of the new regime. Instead, musicians applying for a permit will have to pay an extra €30 to use speakers.

This morning, we’re asking: do you ever give cash to buskers, as you pass?

Poll Results:

Only when they're really good. (3463)
Never. But live and let live. (1707)
Yes. Frequently. (840)
Can't stand them. They should all be banned. (639)
Just when Bono's out --- at Christmas. (67)

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