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Dublin council pays €52k on portable toilets, but no plans for permanent loos

The council said due to financial constraints there are no plans to build permanent facilities.

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PORTABLE TOILETS IN Dublin’s city centre is costing the council over €52,000 per year.

With the lack of permanent toilet facilities on Dublin streets, the council pays out for temporary toilets to deter people from urinating in public.

These portable toilets can be found in areas that have a busy night life such as Westmorland Street and Camden Street.

The council told TheJournal.ie, that the toilets provides temporary facilities for “major events in the city and at night to cater for people attending late night events and activities”.

Costs

They said to operate the portable toilets in and around the city, it costs over €52,000.

In addition, to supplying toilets so that pub goers don’t urinate in side streets, the city council also has two Automated Public Conveniences (APC) in Sandymount and Clontarf.

The council said these facilities cost €37,000 per year to service and maintain.

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Unfortunately, when asked if there were any plans in the pipeline to construct permanent toilet facilities in the city centre, the council said:

Having regard to the current financial constraints there are no further plans for the development/operation of permanent facilities.

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