Report Bonfire Material

Dublin City Council is promoting a safe and enjoyable Halloween for everyone this year. All bonfires are illegal and Dublin City Council is asking the public to report any stockpiled material.   The public can do this through: Dublin City Council’s Litter Hotline on 1800 251 500 (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm) The Environmental Protection Agency’s 24 hour National Environmental Complaints Line at […]

Dodder Greenway Cycle Route Update

RPS Group have recently been appointed by Dublin City Council to carry out the options development, preliminary design and the statutory planning process for a 7.5km section of the River Dodder Greenway, from Sir John Rogerson’s Quay at Forbes Street to the boundary with South County Dublin at Orwell Park. The overall route is referred to as the River Dodder […]

Update on Community Liaison Forum for Poolbeg Incinerator

Question to the Chief Executive Council Meeting 8th June 2015 Q.126 COUNCILLOR KIERAN BINCHY To ask the Chief Executive for an update on the formation of a community liaison forum for the Poolbeg incinerator.   CHIEF EXECUTIVE’S REPLY: Membership: The committee shall comprise 10 members having an independent chairperson, 3 local community representatives, 3 elected members of Dublin City Council, […]

Report on Proposed acquisition of Dalymount from Bohemian Football Club

  Almost three years ago we were first approached by the Board of Directors from both Bohemians and Shelbourne Football Clubs. They explained that both clubs were in a very precarious financial position and they sought the City Council’s assistance in trying to put together a plan for survival.   These discussions let to the following tentative proposal: • Dublin […]

Major changes proposed in Dublin City Transport Study

      Public Consultation June 11th – July 16th   • Dublin City Centre Transport Study proposes major changes to ensure city continues to function efficiently and accommodate future growth • €150 million NTA investment in public transport forecast • Public transport, cycling and pedestrian only links along North and South Quays and at College Green plus pedestrianisation of […]

Update: Beaver Row footbridge works

To facilitate the removal for refurbishment of the Beaver Row footbridge, the contactors need to site a crane on Beaver Row at the junction with Beech Hill. Bridge removal works will proceed on Sunday 14th June from 6am to 12pm and there will be a lane closure on Beaver Row during those times.   The traffic management plan will allow […]

Water Conservation Grant

Update on Works in Merrion Square Park – June 2015

There are a large number of recommendations in the Dublin City Council Conservation and Management Plan for Merrion Square Park and these will be undertaken on a phased basis over the coming years.   The current works which include the restoration of the historic perimeter path and the grassing down of a short link path, along the south-east corner of […]

Cllr. Kieran Binchy welcomes extension of discretionary medical cards

Kieran Binchy, Fine Gael Group Leader on Dublin City Council, has welcomed news that the temporary reinstatement of discretionary cards will be extended by a further 12 months, until the end of July 2016.   This relates to discretionary medical card holders whose cards were lost between July 2011 and May 2014 and whose cards were subsequently re-issued until 31st […]

Tours of the Mansion House

As part of the Mansion House 300 year-long programme of events Dublin City Council will open the public rooms of the Mansion House for guided tours on Saturday 27th June, Saturday 25th July and Saturday 29th August. There will be three tours on each of these dates, starting at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm.   The Mansion House is steeped in […]

MARCH 2015 – Update regarding Sandymount Flood Defence Scheme

Scheme Background Information   Following the coastal flooding in the past few years in the Sandymount area, Dublin City Council are investigating the construction of a flood defence scheme at Sandymount. The flood defence scheme will have an impact on the promenade and beach at Sandymount. There are various flood defence options being considered in relation to the scheme. Prior […]

McDonalds Temple Bar Planning Permission

Councillor Kieran Binchy (Fine Gael) recently made the following submission in relation to the application by McDonalds in Temple Bar to extend their opening hours to 3am.   Re: Ref 3690/14, 41-42 Temple Bar + 7 Fownes St Dublin 2   Dear Sir/Madam,   I am writing to you in my capacity as the Fine Gael Councillor for the Dublin […]

Poolbeg Chimneys Conservation Update

Cllr. Kieran Binchy recently joined with other Councillors on Dublin City Council to start the process to list the Poolbeg Chimneys on the Poolbeg Peninsula as a Protected Structure.   A protected structure is a structure that a planning authority considers to be of special interest from an architectural, historical, archaeological, artistic, cultural, scientific, social or technical point of view. […]

Speed Limits on Residential Streets

Cllr. Kieran Binchy is campaigning for lower speed limits on residential suburban and urban streets. The current limit of 50km/h might be suitable for main roads, but on residential streets that are not designed for through traffic, a lower limit of 30km/h should be available to be applied by the City Council if the residents  so wish. Cllr. Binchy therefore […]

Longfields Proposed Homeless Accommodation

Homeless Services Section Report on the progress of bringing forward the proposed use of 9 – 10 Fitzwilliam Street, formerly Longfields Hotel for Homeless Services 31st October 2014.   The property 9/10 Fitzwilliam Street (Longfields Hotel) was acquired by Dublin City Council in August 2007.   The proposed use was for intended provision of a ‘wet hostel’ to be operated […]

Bath Avenue Sli na Slainte

Cllr. Kieran Binchy is delighted that after many years of hard work by the Bath Avenue Residents Association on the issue, a decision has been made to proceed with the proposed Londonbridge Slí na Sláinte as proposed by the Bath Avenue Residents Association.   The proposed route was walked by reps from SE Area Office, BADRA, SAMRA, IHF and Sandymount […]

Tree Pruning in Dublin 4

Cllr. Kieran Binchy (Fine Gael) recently submitted a question at the South East Area Committee Meeting, asking the Area Manager to cut back street trees on the following streets where they are obscuring street lights, and where the trees are from private gardens ensure that the owners cut them back: Park Avenue, Sydney Parade Avenue, Ailesbury Road, Simmonscourt Road, Eglinton […]

Busking Bye-Law Proposals

Dublin is famous for its music and busking tradition and with this in mind Dublin City Council have drafted bye-laws to regulate busking in Dublin City to help make street performing a more positive experience for everyone. In recent years complaints around Street Performing to the City Council, An Garda Síochána and the various business representative organisations have increased significantly. […]

“Cash for Cars” Signs

“Cash for Cars” signs which appear at traffic lights and junctions are illegal and pose a safety risk to motorists. They are a blight on the streets of the city. Dublin City Council is urging car owners who are thinking of selling or disposing of their vehicles through the “cash for cars” adverts to reconsider. Cash for Car signs have blighted […]

Molesworth Street Closure – Luas Works – November 2014

To facilitate works required for the Luas Cross City Utilities contract on Dawson Street and Molesworth Street it will be necessary to change traffic movements in the area. For a period of 4 weeks from 3rd November, Molesworth Street between its junctions with Dawson Street and South Frederick Street will be closed to traffic. To facilitate access to Molesworth Street […]


I am honoured and delighted to have been elected to represent the people of Pembroke South Dock on Friday the 23rd of May as a Fine Gael Councillor. I would like to thank all of those who helped and supported me throughout the long and busy campaign, and of course my sincerest thanks to those who voted for me.   […]

VIDEO: Interview with Councillor Kieran Binchy, candidate for Pembroke South Dock

Councillor Kieran Binchy (Fine Gael) answers questions about his policies, his vision for Dublin, his background – and explains why you should vote Binchy No 1 for Pembroke South Dock in the Dublin City Council elections on Friday, May 23.  

Councillor Kieran Binchy welcomes approval of Docklands Strategic Development Zone.

Councillor Kieran Binchy has hailed An Bord Pleanála’s decision to approve the North Lotts and Grand Canal Dock Planning Scheme as ‘a welcome boost for Dublin’. This approval will facilitate fast-track planning for the Docklands Strategic Development Zone (SDZ), accelerating the social and economic regeneration of the Docklands.

VIDEO: Pembroke South Dock candidate Kieran Binchy presents his vision for a better Dublin

  Pembroke South Dock local election candidate Councillor Kieran Binchy (Fine Gael) has launched his campaign video, outlining his vision for a better Dublin. In the short video, Kieran highlights some of the improvements he has successfully campaigned for in your area.

Who is Kieran Binchy, and why vote for Kieran in Pembroke South Dock?

An interview with your local Fine Gael councillor in Pembroke-South Dock Q: Where did you grow up? Kieran: I grew up in Charleville, Co. Cork with my sister and two brothers. Growing up in a small town where everyone knew each other and there was a great mixture of people was a brilliant apprencticeship for representing Pembroke-South Dock, which is […]

Binchy urges Dubliners to ‘Think Pink’ and support Giro D’Italia

Councillor Kieran Binchy is encouraging Dublin residents to ‘Think Pink’ and support the Giro d’Italia when the great cycling race comes to the city on Sunday. Dublin is preparing to welcome thousands of fans from across the globe when the Giro’s third stage finishes just outside Merrion Square. “The Giro d’Italia in Dublin is so much more than just a […]

Have your say on the future of Temple Bar

Councillor Kieran Binchy is urging you to present your vision for the future of Temple Bar. Dublin City Council is inviting anyone who lives, works or has an interest in Temple Bar to have their say. The council is conducting a wide-ranging programme of consultation that will include a round-table discussion (a world cafe event), an online consultation forum, direct interviews and a […]

VIDEO: Councillor Kieran Binchy (Pembroke South Dock) calls for tax breaks for small business at Fine Gael Ard Fheis

  Councillor Kieran Binchy called on the government to explore tax reform proposals to help new and start-up companies when he addressed the Fine Gael Ard Fheis. Kieran, standing in Pembroke South Dock in the forthcoming Dublin City Council elections, is adamant that “allowing these companies to breathe can drive our economic recovery”.

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 […]

VIDEO – Binchy presents his vision for a better Dublin at his public meeting

  Pembroke South Dock candidate, Councillor Kieran Binchy would like to thank everyone who attended his public meeting, with guest speakers former Taoiseach John Bruton and Eoghan Murphy TD. Councillor Binchy informed the meeting of the main local issues he has been working on since becoming a councillor in 2011. These include opening up the marina in the Docklands as […]