Culture, Recreation & Economic Services

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We provide a wide range of services for citizens of Dublin and visitors to our city to enjoy.   Our services enable you to experience Irish culture, the arts and to engage in a host of sports and leisure activities or simply to take pleasure in our wonderful parks and amenities such as playgrounds. Our services and events are easily accessible and many are free. We are also responsible for a number of key projects such as the proposed new City Cultural Quarter at Parnell Square, the restoration of the Richmond Barracks at Inchicore and the Temple Bar Project.

Our services and activities include:

Events and Tourism

The promotion of Tourism, Festivals and Events in the City is an important role that we are involved in. In recognition of the upcoming period of significant historic events we are developing a comprehensive programme to mark the Decade of Commemorations (2012 - 2022).

Additional Services

We also manage a number of other services such as Animal Control, City Hall, provision of Casual Trading Licences, Commemorative Naming, Intoxicating Liquor Bye-Laws, Higher Education Grants and School Meals.

Key Personnel

Image of Declan Wallace Councillor Rebecca Moynihan Councillor Paul McAuliffe
Declan Wallace
Assistant Chief Executive (Acting)
Councillor Rebecca Moynihan
Strategic Policy Committee

Councillor Paul McAuliffe
Strategic Policy Committee


Brendan Kenny, Assistant Chief Executive, has overall responsibility for Culture, Recreation and Economic Services.

The work of this department is overseen by Arts, Culture and Recreation Strategic Policy Committee, chaired by Councillor Rebecca Moynihan and by the Economic Development & Enterprise Strategic Policy Committee which is chaired by Councillor Paul McAuliffe

Minutes and Reports from SPC meetings

For more information

Culture, Recreation and Economic Services
Block 4, Ground Floor

Civic Offices
Wood Quay
Dublin 8
D08 RF3F
Tel: (01) 222 2222

Fax: (01) 222 2366