Two inner-city districts receive 'Purple Flag' honours


Businesses, Garda, Dublin City Council and transport services have all fed into two of Dublin’s districts being awarded one of the first Purple Flag awards in the country, a conference heard yesterday.

Two areas in the capital – one stretching from Clarendon Street to South Great George’s Street, the other the Dame district (the block between Dame Street and St Stephen’s Green) – were awarded Purple Flags earlier this month, marking excellence in the management of a town or city centre area between 5pm and 5am.

Richard Guiney, chief executive of Dublin City Business Improvement District, said the award was the culmination of the efforts of a number of agencies working together to improve the experience of those who socialise in the capital’s city centre.