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Darren Maguire, 36, from North Circular Road

Darren Maguire, 36, from North Circular Road

Eddie Kenny, 48, from Summerhill

Eddie Kenny, 48, from Summerhill

James Brown, 82, from Ballybough.

James Brown, 82, from Ballybough.

Kathleen Byrne, 59, from William Street North

Kathleen Byrne, 59, from William Street North

Anna Butter, 41, from North Circular Road

Anna Butter, 41, from North Circular Road

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Darren Maguire, 36, from North Circular Road

"Bailebocht is the name. That's what everyone knows it as, so there's no point in changing it, in my opinion."

Kathleen Byrne (59), William Street North

"It's trivial really. It's only the difference of a couple of letters. No one speaks the language anyway. It's not offensive because it's the traditional name."

Eddie Kenny (48), Summerhill

"Leave it alone. Bailebocht is the ancient name. The whole area used to be known as Mud Island, but the name Bailebocht has been there since shortly after that." James Brown (82), Ballybough

"I'd be happy enough with the change. I don't think Poor Town is a good reflection on the area and the name change could be a good thing."

Darren Maguire (36), North Circular Road

"The name should be kept. I didn't know what Bailebocht meant and I don't think most people in the area do either." Anna Butter (41), North Circular Road


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