Reply To: good article on temple bar as it now is
The tourists who go there love it though,
Of course they could do with cleaning up the place a lot but as for the general type of businness activities that go on there, I’d say let it be. FMD complaints about the Goths and internet nerds are futile and would sound no different than if you were to hear the Goths complain about all the oldies hanging around the Tourist shops on Nassau st.
The Authorities could go pouring cash into Temple Bar to make it more trendy and mature but I think those resources would be better directed to another area of Dublin and work for a cultural quater elsewhere.
Leave TB as the Tourist pub area if that’s what they seem to like, it’s better than the bus station that could have been.
FMD aspires to live in a kind of area which is just not natural to Dublin & it’s people, Maybe.