Should buskers be allowed to use amplifiers? Dublin City Council to decide tonight

Should buskers be allowed to use amplifiers? Dublin City Council to decide tonight

Dublin City Council will decide on busking by-laws at tonight's Council meeting.

The main issue is whether or not amplifiers will be allowed on Dublin's Streets.

High profile groups including Keywest want amplification to be allowed, but many are against the idea of their use in residential areas of the city.

Labour Party Councillor and Deputy Lord Mayor of Dublin Rebecca Moynihan said the use of backing tracks was another issue.

"One of the recommendations from the busking bye-laws is to take away backing tracks and the enforcement officers think that will significantly reduce the level of noise and complaints," she said.

"Use of backing tracks is quite a controversial thing. It's more street performance than busking."


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