The head of business group DublinTown says he believes people would be willing to pay for more public toilets.
It comes as only one new set of public toilets has been provided six months after the Office of City Recovery was established.
The office was set up as COVID-19 restrictions began to ease across the capital to provide "an integrated response to a sustainable city recovery."
CEO of DublinTown, Richard Guiney, told Newstalk Breakfast toilet facilities are always in demand.
"Public toilets are something that we've been calling for well before the pandemic - about 10 years now - it's something that features regularly on surveys with Dubliners as to how they would improve the city.
"It is something that we do need to provide - everybody needs to go - so it is something that we need to have in the city.
"And I think people would be willing to pay for such a service."
He says there were 40 toilets in the city back in the 1970s, but admits there were "very few of those 40 that people wanted to use".
"So I think we need to look at what happens in other locations where they are kept clean, or you can have a concierge service.
"And that's something we'd be willing to work with the Council on, having our visitor assistance team in the facilities and helping people to make the most of their trip to Dublin."
On the money side of things, Richard says €1 covers the cost in most other places.
"On the continent I've paid 70c or €1, and you have pretty much a hotel-standard of toilet.
"And I think if you're out and about, and you've got your kids particularly with you, I think people would be willing to pay for that kind of service.
"I think something like that would work, and I think there probably would be a need for a subsidy in terms of the location and maintaining that location.
"We are a modern city and we need to provide the services of a modern city."
And he says the idea that "everything gets misused" is not true.
"The public toilets on Wolfe Tone [Square] and Stephen's Green were not misused, and I think a lot of people were pleasantly surprised that the Dublin Bikes didn't end up in the the Liffey.
"So I think we have to treat Dubliners with a bit of maturity that they won't misuse facilities provided".