If you've been in Dublin over the past week, you may well have stopped by North Earl Street to have a gawk at the Dublin Portal.

The nifty visual art installation, as you may already know, provides Dubliners with a real-time live feed to New York City - and there has already been lots of funny interactions and even a transatlantic marriage proposal since it was switched on.

However, the Portal was closed for a period of time in recent days for a 'software update', and now Dublin City Council have announced that changes will be implemented going forward because of what they call 'inappropriate behaviour'.

According to reports, there have been incidences of people showing their bare behinds, others mocking the 9/11 tragedy in New York, and an intoxicated woman was seen being led away by Gardai after allegedly grinding against the portal.

Dublin City Council released a statement yesterday stating that the "overwhelming majority of interactions are positive", but that "a very small minority of people" had indulged in "inappropriate behaviour" that had been "amplified through social media".

Although they did not specify which actions would be taken to remedy the situation, they added: "While we cannot control all of these actions, we are implementing some technical solutions to address this and these will go live in the next 24 hours. We will continue to monitor the situation over the coming days with our partners in New York to ensure that portals continue to deliver a positive experience for both cities and the world."

However, as one X post noted, there has been similar incidences on the New York side, too:

The portal is set to remain on the junction of North Earl Street and O'Connell Street until the autumn.

The company responsible for the portal, meanwhile, told RTE: "We encourage people to be respectful and from our position as observers, we see that the absolute majority of experiences is on the bright side."