At the January meeting of Dublin City Council I approved the passing of new bye-laws for the Smithfield Horse Fair.
While the City Council has come a long way from the first draft of the bye laws, to meet the needs of residents, businesses and horse owners, it should not consider this the end of their work.
The horse fair should be treated as a managed event in the city. It should be family friendly, easy to access and free to access. I proposed that City Councillors will review the way the bye-laws are working after six or twelve months and I renewed my call for DCC to appoint an event manager. Mary