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Moore Street to trade on Sundays

MOORE Street sellers look set to be able to trade on Sundays for the first time.

At the moment, the stallholders are only able to peddle their wares between Mondays and Saturdays.

However, Dublin City Council has now recommended that Sunday trading be introduced at the open-air market.

Independent councillor Christy Burke welcomed the recommendation.

"The traders will be happy with the decision because the area has gone down. Maybe it will help to boost their coffers," Mr Burke told the Herald.

The recommendation will be put out to public consultation before a final decision is made.

If it is eventually approved, the traders will be able to set up their stalls between 9am and 6pm on Sundays.

During December, they are allowed set up stalls on Sundays on Henry Street but Cllr Burke said there has never been Sunday markets on Moore Street.


The council's change of position came about following a review of the casual trading bye-laws by the local authority's events and street trading unit.

It is also proposing to introduce licences for coffee docks at 10 new locations around the city.

Included in the list are Memorial Road at the AIB International Centre, Amiens Street at the entrance to the IFSC, Heuston Station and the junction of Mountjoy Square and Gardiner Street.

Among the other locations are the College Green traffic island, Sandymount Promenade and Clontarf Promenade.

Most of the outlets could also sell hot or cold snacks.