As a snapshot of Dublin circa 2014, The Street meets some of the people whose lives revolve around Ireland’s best known thoroughfare – O’Connell Street.  

From new businesses opening up in NAMA-controlled buildings to the third and fourth generation traders working to keep their businesses alive, this one off documentary investigates just what does O’Connell Street mean to people today and how is it faring. 

What is The Street like for those living, working, visiting or just hanging out in our capital city?

It’s the home of the GPO and the country’s biggest St. Patrick’s Day parade, and last year O’Connell Street’s footfall reached 27 million.

The documentary also follows Operation Spire: the Store Street Garda plan to counter drug dealing and anti-social behaviour.  The Street also tracks the clean-up crews, the hard up and a little bit of the city’s history.

Watch The Street on Tuesday, July 15 at 21.35pm on RTÉ One.