Over 1300 Gardai will be on patrol across the city on St. Patrick’s Day.
St. Patrick’s Day 2016 was one of the quietest in the city according to Gardai.
They had a number of plans in place to ward off anti-social behaviour and public drinking and this year, it’ll be the same.
Off licenses will stay closed until 4pm and anyone trying to smuggles cans into the city on Dublin Bus will have them confiscated when they get off.
Chief Superintendent Pat Leahy says they’re also controlling the crowds in Temple Bar.
"It's quite resource intensive but it means we meter the people going in and out of Temple Bar so we manage and control the numbers in there. We do that with Dublin City Council. It was very successful last year and worked really well."
Richard Guiney from Dublin Town asked what will happen if the crowds move elsewhere to avoid going to the cultural quarter.
"If people decide not to go to Temple Bar but cause trouble in parts of the city, we obviously need contingency for dealing with that."
While Councillor Ray McAdam asked if the day that St. Patrick’s Day falls on will cause a problem.
"The fact that St. Patrick's Day is on a Friday this year, does that create any additional difficulties?"
Chief Superintendent Leahy says they have a public order plan in place if celebrations get out of hand or move to other parts of the city.