Giro d’Italia Cycle Race

Mar 19, 2014   //   by dublincitybid   //   News and Updates  //  No Comments


Giro D’Italia Grande Partenza 2014  

When: 11th May 2014 (Finish at 4.30pm in Merrion Square West)


The race will depart from Armagh at 11.45 am on the 11th May and it will cross the border heading towards Dundalk, Castlebellingham and Drogheda.  The race will continue along the coast through Balbriggan, Skerries, Swords, Malahide and enter Dublin city at Baldoyle travelling along James Larkin Road, Clontarf Road, Alfie Byrne Road, East Wall Road, 02, North Wall Quay, Custom House Quay. It will then cross the Liffey at Talbot Memorial Bridge on to City Quay, Lombard Street, Westland Row, Lincoln Place and finish at Merrion Square West at approximately 4.30 pm.  (See attached map) 


 How to get involved?

We are encouraging everyone to ‘Pink the City’ and to create a sense of occasion around this great sporting event. Maybe you could Pink your premises, offer a special Giro discount or a special Giro dish. If you are interested in getting involved with any Giro promotions, please contact us and we can support you through our PR/Marketing campaign.

Pink has become the theme colour for the Giro d’Italia as it is the colour of the Giro’s founding sponsor, Italy’s La Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper and the colour of the race leader’s jersey.

How does it affect you?

  • The city will remain open for business over the weekend of the Giro d’Italia
  • Access to city car parks will not be affected
  • There will be minimal disruption to public transport

Background Information:

The Giro d’Italia will stage its ‘Grande Partenza’, the Big Start, in Belfast and Dublin this year. Following the stages in Belfast on the 9th & 10th May, Stage 3 of the world famous cycling race will travel 187 km from Armagh to Dublin with a thrilling finish in Merrion Square West. The potential spectators along the entire route are expected to be in the region of 300,000 people (approx), with an audience capacity of 55,000 on the final 3k.

The Giro brings 200 of the world’s elite cyclists, 300 domestic and international media, 500 team and support staff, thousands of supporters and a combined global audience of 775 million.

A publicity caravan consisting of 50–80 promotional vehicles will travel along the route, approximately 90 minutes ahead of the race entourage and riders distributing free merchandise.

The official Giro Fan Park will be located in Merrion Square Park on 10th and 11th May 2014.  The proposed fan park will include the Irish Cycling Show and other Italian and cycling themed activities and events. Dublin City Council plans to create a festival atmosphere around the city and welcomes the support of the business community.



O’ Connell Street Luas Cross City Works Update March 2014

Mar 13, 2014   //   by dublincitybid   //   News and Updates  //  No Comments

Click here for an information update on the scheduled Luas Cross City works taking place on O’Connell Street from March until the end of May 2014.

Dame Court Road Closures 15th-16th March

Mar 13, 2014   //   by dublincitybid   //   News and Updates  //  No Comments

A music stage will be constructed in Dame Court as part of the St Patrick’s Festival  from Saturday the 15th of March to Sunday the 16th of March. During this time there will be a number of parking restrictions and  road closures in place. Please click here  for more details.

Dawson Street Northbound Stop Consultation

Mar 6, 2014   //   by dublincitybid   //   News and Updates  //  No Comments

Thank you to all members that attended last week’s Luas Cross City consultation briefing in European Union house. The enclosed link shows the preferred option for the position of the north bound stop. Closing date for submissions is Friday 14th March, 2014 and can be made to  or posting to Dawson Stop Public Consultation, Luas Cross City Public Information Office, Unit 17 Royal Hibernian Way, Dublin 2

St Patrick’s Festival Road Closures & Traffic Diversions

Mar 3, 2014   //   by dublincitybid   //   News and Updates  //  No Comments

There will be a number of road closures, parking restrictions and traffic diversions in the City Centre during the St Patrick’s Festival from the 14th-17th March 2014. Please see the event schedule for further details.

Luas Cross City Works and Alternative Access Routes for Dawson St.

Feb 19, 2014   //   by dublincitybid   //   News and Updates  //  No Comments

Luas Cross City works will  begin on Dawson Street  on Tuesday the 25th of February. Please click here for an information graphic and map detailing alternative access routes for Dawson Street.



What Dublin City could learn from New York City’s Example

Feb 5, 2014   //   by dublincitybid   //   News and Updates  //  No Comments

Dublin City BID CEO  Richard Guiney met with Robert Steel New York City Deputy Mayor to Michael Bloomberg last year to hear about the ways in which New York had successfully addressed issues around crime and anti-social behaviour and had managed to stimulate economic and population growth and investment in a city that is now setting a trend for other urban centres in North America and around the world.  Dublin City BID similarly works to improve Dublin in economic and quality of life terms, taking ideas and inspiration from international best practice. We believe that the success achieved in cities like New York can be replicated here in Dublin.

Enclosed is a copy of the Deputy Mayor Steel’s presentation on economic development and improving New York City’s quality of life which can be viewed  here.

Group Waste Scheme for the BID Area Proposal

Jan 23, 2014   //   by dublincitybid   //   News and Updates  //  No Comments

Dublin City BID is investigating the possibility of introducing a Group Waste Scheme for the BID area. This is in direct response to feedback from members who have experienced difficulties with waste collection.


In the UK, similar schemes have worked with great success when operated by BID companies, providing savings and better control to the business community through effective partnership with a waste contractor.  We believe this could also provide an important part of the solution to waste management problems, making the city centre a more attractive place for customers, ensuring a quality and on-time collection regime and offering a cost saving for BID members.


Any expressions of interest from Waste collection companies can be made to Gerard Farrell, Operations Manager at 01 633 4680 or by email at

Rates Revaluation

Jan 16, 2014   //   by dublincitybid   //   News and Updates  //  No Comments

The Valuation Office posted final Valuation Certificates to commercial ratepayers in Dublin City which all businesses should now have received. The new valuations came into effect from 1st January 2014 and will form the basis for commercial rates in 2014 and following years.

If you are not satisfied with the stated valuation of your property, you can appeal to the Commissioner of Valuation. Following an appeal, if still unhappy, you can appeal to the Valuation Tribunal and following that go to the High Court on a point of law.  Appeals  to the Commissioner of Valuation must be made between 31st December 2013 and 8th February 2014.

Details on how to make an appeal are on the Valuation Office, the website also has further information about the revaluation process. You can email the Valuations Office at  or call 01 8171001 between 9:30 am and 5:30 pm Monday to Friday.

Dublin City Council at their Annual Budget meeting last night struck their new Annual Rate on Valuation (ARV). The new ARV for 2014 is .257. This means that to calculate the total rates payable for your premises multiply the Valuation Amount shown on your Valuation Certificate by .257. For example a Valuation of €5,000 multiplied by .257 equates to annual rates of €1,285.

Dame Court & Dame Lane Filming Request

Jan 10, 2014   //   by dublincitybid   //   News and Updates  //  No Comments

A request has been received from PD Film Productions Ltd. for the temporary closure of the following roads to facilitate filming:

Dame Court and Dame Lane, Dublin 2 from 06.00hrs on Monday 10th February to 24.00hrs on Wednesday 12th February 2014.


Traffic Management Plan:

Traffic on Exchequer Street wishing to travel on Dame Court & Dame Lane to South Great Georges Street will be diverted via South William Street, Mercer Street Upper, Noel Purcell Walk and Aungier Street.

Traffic on Trinity Street wishing to travel on Dame Lane to South Great Georges Street will be diverted via Andrew St, Church Lane and Dame Street. Pedestrian and local access will be maintained.


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