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100 Year Old Street Market Under Threat Of Closure


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A market which has been held every Saturday for almost 100 years behind O'Connell Street is under threat of being shut down.

Dublin City Council says it won't be renewing licences for Cumberland Street traders, because of problems with illegal trading and waste management.

The market is also known as The Hill, where things like second-hand clothes and bric-a-brac are sold each week.

Traders have denied there are issues with illegal trading and waste management, and say they don't know how they will make up their income if forced to shut down.

"There's no one to beat the atmosphere here, they're a pantomime... as good as a tonic", one trader explained to us.

86-year-old Teresa Carroll has been working at the market every Saturday for the last 60 years.

"We all have bills to pay and mouths to feed, and you just can't let that go", she said.

Teresa said her customers live to "come down to us on a Saturday morning".

Local Councillor, Christy Burke, has described getting rid of the market as "like taking the water from a seaside".

"It's part of the culture, it's part of our heritage. It's not doing anyone any harm and I really hope DCC decided to retain it for the traders here who pay a lot of money for yearly permits", he said.


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