Boylan challenges DCC decision to relegate North Cumberland Street Market

Sinn Féin Cllr Janice Boylan has challenged Dublin City Council on their recent decision to relegate North Cumberland Street Market which has been trading weekly for many decades. DCC claim that their decision is based on allegations of illegal trading and dumping, however these claims have been robustly denied by the traders. Councillor Boylan has pledged to support the traders to ensure the market is kept open and has already made a submission to DCC.

Speaking after holding a number of meetings with the market traders, Councillor Janice Boylan who is a member of DCC’s Markets and Casual Trading sub-committee said,

“I’m shocked and disappointed at DCC’s attempt to relegate the North Cumberland Street market which has been in existence for many decades and is part of the traditional Dublin fabric.

“One particular trader has been trading there for almost sixty years.​ I’ve made a submission to Dublin City Council seeking changes to the relevant bye-laws which would guarantee continued market trading. My submission focuses on trading times, designated car parking spaces and the cost of trading licences.

“I’ve been engaging directly with the traders and I am confident that these issues can be resolved. It’s important that DCC engage directly with the traders in the period ahead to ensure a satisfactory outcome for all.” ENDS