The decision to waive was taken as part of the City Council’s efforts to help businesses struggling to recover post Covid-19.
The Office of City Recovery has also launched a new brochure for businesses, Street Furniture Guidelines, which includes details on business use of public spaces and on the Temporary Covid Street Furniture Permit application procedures.
“These are just the latest initiatives we’re working on to help the City get back on its feet,” said the Dublin Lord Mayor Hazel Chu, “We’re very conscious of the financial pressure hospitality businesses across the City are under during these very difficult times.”
Applications for financial support from the Outdoor Dining Enhancement Scheme remain open and under the terms of this scheme businesses can request support to purchase or upgrade equipment to provide additional outdoor seating and therefore increase their outdoor dining capacity for Summer 2021.
Public consultation also took place recently on providing additional space on Capel Street for outdoor dining.