One city councillor is calling for tourists to be managed properly when they visit the capital.
Independent Cllr Mannix Flynn says it is high time the city council takes control over the capital's 'chock-a-block' streets.
He says tour operators should be licenced in order to ensure they are giving the correct information to visitors.
Cllr Flynn suggests that officials need to look at how things such as walking tours, bus tours, parking and Airbnb are managed.
He explained: "In London, you have to get a permit, you have to have training if you're going to take a walking tour. In Dublin that's not the case.
"You could walk down the street with three or four tourists telling different stories about the street - and again it's about how you actually manage."
He stressed that he wants to see the city thrive as a tourist spot - but argues that authorities needs to examine how the city deals with the influx of visitors.