The Dust Nuisance in Dublin

Published: 15 June 1913

The recent dry and warm weather, which has been accompanied by strong winds, is causing havoc in Dublin. The dust of the city, what one letter-writer described as ‘a cloud that any desert would have been proud of’ is being constantly blown around the main thoroughfares. The Council have proved slow in getting their water carts out onto the streets to damp the dust clouds, and the swirling dirt is causing problems for shop keepers and citizens. The Secretary of the Corporation’s Cleansing Committee, Mr F. Allan, stated today that the unique drying conditions of recent days have made the City’s 35 water carts redundant. He asks people to blame the weather for the dust, not the Corporation.

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