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We've all been there, completely langers after a night out, shoes in hand, and nothing seems more fun than getting a lift in a rickshaw up to Supermacs.

There's the global negotiation strategies needed to agree on a fare, the mandatory Snapchat videos taken while being cycled down the street, and the sweet sweet relief of taking the weight off your formerly high-heeded feet. 

Unfortunately, Dublin City Council has issued a public advisory notice about the nifty man-powered bikes.

DCC is warning the public about safety concerns when using rickshaws.

'Dublin City council wishes to advise members of the public, for their own safety and the safety of others, that rickshaws operating in Dublin City are not regulated by DCC or otherwise,' reads the notice.

The warning also said that 'some rickshaw operators appear not to have public liability insurance.'

'Rickshaws are a real difficulty in in Dublin because they’re unregulated,' Green Party councillor Ciaran Cuffe told TheJournal.ie

'I don’t necessarily think that rickshaws need to be banned, but those who use them should should ensure that they’re insured,' he said.

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If there's one perfect end to a night out, it's feeling the wind on your face as you and your mates whizz the city streets in the back of a rickshaw.

But, it looks like the end might be nigh for that particular activity if one Fianna Fáil councillor has his way.

While speaking to Pat Kenny on Newstalk, Daithi Di Roiste argued that rickshaws pose a "public safety danger", and suggested that legislation needs to be implemented which will ultimately ban them.

"Last year Dublin City Council tried to deal with this problem by drafting a series of by-laws, but they were told it had to be done by primary legislation," he told listeners.

Highlighting the behaviour he feels warrants a ban, he continued: "It's a free-for-all. You see races going up and down Grafton Street, you see them flying around St. Stephen's Green, it really is dangerous."

Talks between Dublin City Council and the National Transport Authority regarding legislation have been ongoing.

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