Archive for the category: ‘Press’

25. 4. 2014

Kieran Binchy – Pembroke South Dock Candidate

My name is Kieran Binchy and I am the Fine Gael candidate in the new enlarged Pembroke South Dock area for the May 2014 local elections. I have been the Fine Gael Councillor for the South East Inner City electoral area since 2011. The new combined electoral area covers from the Liffey to Merrion Gates, from Portobello and Christchurch to […]

20. 4. 2014

VIDEO – Binchy calls for tax breaks for small businesses at Fine Gael Ard Fheis

Cllr Kieran Binchy has called on the government to introduce tax reforms for new and start-up companies in a bid to continue Ireland’s economic recovery and reduce emigration.     Cllr Binchy, a Pembroke South Dock candidate in the upcoming local elections, can be seen here proposing his motion at the Fine Gael Ard Fheis.           […]

3. 2. 2014

Nonsense from Labour on Property Tax

Minister Eamonn Gilmore recently announced that Labour will cut the property tax by 15%.  In so doing he spectacularly misses the point. The power to vary property tax rates will be a local power, to be exercised by Councillors carrying out their statutory duty to bring in an annual balanced budget for their City or County. Eamonn Gilmore is a Minister. […]

19. 7. 2013

Fixed charge notices for cyclists to be introduced in line with Road Safety Strategy

The Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport has confirmed that fixed charge notices will be extended to include cyclists from 2014, in line with the current Road Safety Strategy. This measure is being brought in to promote safe cycling practices, discourage dangerous cycling, and as part of a broader strategy to encourage more people to cycle on a more regular […]

17. 7. 2013

Freedom of Information

Councillor Kieran Binchy sent the following letter to the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin, on the 17 July 2013 regarding proposed amendments to the Freedom of Information Act, and the need for companies owned by local authorities such as County and City Councils to be included in the scheme of the legislation. If implemented, this would close […]

20. 12. 2012

(DOG) DIRTY OLD TOWN

Since I became a Councillor, the issue of dog dirt on our streets and footpaths of the capital city keeps coming up.  Because of the areas that I represent, most of the complaints on the topic have been in reference to Portobello (residential streets generally), Sandymount Promenade, Dodder walkway (various locations), South Wall, and Ringsend (Thorncastle St, Bridge St etc), […]

20. 12. 2012

Stay Safe at Home over Christmas

     

9. 12. 2012

Traffic Management for LUAS Broombridge works on St Stephens Green

Summary of the proposed Revised Southside Traffic Management Measures to Facilitate LUAS Broombridge on St Stephens Green North and St Stephens Green East, Dublin 2 December 2012 Dublin City Council has made a Part VIII planning application for these works, under reference 3542/12 – It is now open for submissions so please have your say. The deadline for submissions is […]

24. 9. 2012

Some Press Coverage

I’ve just noticed that I’ve picked up a few small pieces of press coverage in the last few weeks: My speech on marriage equality got covered in the Irish Times. My opposition to closing off Barrow St. to traffic got covered in the Evening Herald. My launch of the Culture Night App got a bit of Blog coverage, while my […]

19. 9. 2012

Sandymount Tidy Towns

Congratulations to the Sandymount Tidy Towns committee, and to all  volunteers who have been helping with the great work. The Campaign “cleaned-up” at the Dublin South East Area Neighbourhood Awards and received the Urban Village Award at the 2012 Tidy Towns.