Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu has announced additional toilets in the city .

150 portaloo toilets and more than 100 bins will be added to Dublin city centre from this weekend to accommodate people socialising in the city, Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu has said.

The move follows calls from Taoiseach Micheál Martin and other politicians for better outdoor facilities on the city’s streets after a backlash about rubbish left after on-street drinking and crowds congregating last weekend.

Local authorities around the country will be asked to put extra bins and toilets on streets to facilitate outdoor summer socialising this year.In a series of Twitter posts, Ms Chu said she had received confirmation from the city’s Recovery Task Force manager that 150 portaloo toilets, 54 large eurobins and 80 barrel bins would be added across the city “with a specific focus on high footfall areas in the city centre”.

The additional toilets will be open from 10am to 11pm daily, she said.

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