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Does Dublin need a night mayor?

Does Dublin need a night mayor?

The idea of a night mayor is something that’s become much more pertinent in socio-cultural circles as representatives of culture and art liaise more with politicians and bodies who they realise have a distorted view of what nightlife can be and what the economic, cultural and social impact it can have on the city.

It’s about strategy and understanding. To that end, the idea of Dublin getting a night mayor is something that’s come into the public domain this year. Jim Carroll attended a SXSW panel earlier this year that put the idea out there and Michael McDermott attended the Night Mayor Summit recently in Amsterdam.

Paris, Toulouse, and Zurich now all have night mayors, while London and Berlin are considering creating their own.

Tomorrow night, the subject of Dublin getting a Night Mayor will be the topic of a talk.

As part of the ongoing Event Talks series from Banter and Eventbrite, the talk will be examining if Dublin needs a rep at city council level to represent night-time activity, how a night mayor might work, what it might mean for events organisers, the popularity of the concept amongst local policy makers and how it could be made happen.

The panel for this event is Richard Guiney (CEO DublinTown, Dublin City’s Business Improvement District), Niall Byrne (Nialler9) and Roisin McVeigh (Cheap Trick, Frock Advisor and Totally Dublin).

Event Talks on Dublin’s night mayor will take place at Wood Quay Venue, Dublin 2 on Tuesday July 12. Doors open at 6pm and the event commences at 6.30pm. Admission is free and tickets can be booked here.

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