Molly Malone Unveiled

Jul 18, 2014   //   by dublincitybid   //   News and Updates  //  No Comments

The Molly Malone statue was unveiled today at her new temporary location on Suffolk Street. Molly was removed temporarily for repair as a part of the Heritage Works by Luas Cross City. Originally installed in 1988, Molly has endured the Irish weather with a few marks, including damaged fingers. Molly will remain on Suffolk Street until the Luas Cross City works completion in 2017, when she will be returned to her original location at Grafton Street Lower.

Interested in what was done to Molly? See this video by the Irish Times.

Employer Breakfast Meeting with Joan Burton

Jul 11, 2014   //   by dublincitybid   //   News and Updates  //  No Comments

Employer Breakfast Meeting

Garth Brooks Concert Cancellation

Jul 8, 2014   //   by dublincitybid   //   News and Updates  //  No Comments

Dublin City BID responds to the Garth Brooks concert cancellation here.

Dublin Bus Recruitment Drive

Jun 21, 2014   //   by dublincitybid   //   News and Updates  //  No Comments

Dublin Bus have begun recruitment of one hundred bus drivers that will join the fleet over the next six months. There has been a significant rise in passenger numbers recently which has lead to the company’s first major recruitment drive since 2008. The  boost in passenger numbers leaves the company with a solid base for creating employment opportunities and growth over the coming months.

See here for job description and application details.

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Dublin at Christmas Market at St.Stephen’s Green

May 14, 2014   //   by dublincitybid   //   News and Updates  //  No Comments

Christmas Market for St Stephens Green Dublin City BID -10 (2)

Today we announced that Dublin City Centre’s first ever Christmas Market will be held in St. Stephen’s Green this year. There will be more than 60 trade concessions located in traditional wooden chalets along the exterior of St Stephen’s Green Park between Grafton Street and Merrion Row, the Market will offer a unique selection of quality Irish made handcrafted gift items, including accessories, woodcrafts, jams and preserves and prints as well as seasonal food and drinks to include charcoal grills, crepes, bratwurst, chocolate fountain, Gluhwein as well as other seasonal non-alcoholic drinks.

There will be entertainment from local choirs and carollers which will help get visitors into the festive spirit. The Market will be organised in conjunction with the official Dublin at Christmas celebrations, which is a partnership between Dublin City BID and Dublin City Council. It will be launched on the same day that the Grafton Street lights are turned on, transforming the city centre into a winter wonderland. The Market will be free to the public and will open daily from 12 noon to 8pm.

We are now inviting expressions of interest for seasonal craft and gift retailers, gourmet food and snack producers and vendors & seasonal Christmas items. If you are interested in applying for a market stall please email

Luas Cross City Works- O’ Connell Street Update

May 14, 2014   //   by dublincitybid   //   News and Updates  //  No Comments

Due to some works not completed on O’Connell St. last weekend it is necessary for work to take place during the upcoming weekend (8pm Saturday 17th May 2014 to 6.00am Monday 19th May 2014). The local diversions will be identical to the previous weekend.

Work will take place on O’Connell St. northbound and southbound between Cathal Brugha Street and Parnell St. This section of O’Connell St. northbound will be closed to traffic. A diversion via Cathal Brugha St. & Marlborough St. will provide access to Parnell St. for all traffic. Access to businesses and car parks will be maintained. Bus stops will be moved locally.

Meet the Candidates Political Breakfast

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

Dublin City BID Local Candidates Breakfast 650x487 Dublin City BID facilitated a political breakfast with  local election candidates  who represented all the major parties as well as independents in The Westin Dublin on Tuesday the 13th of May 2014.  Businesses located  in the city centre had the opportunity to set out their election priorities for the cross section of local election candidates. Read more about the issues raised in the political manifesto here. To see our press release on the Meet the Candidates Political Breakfast please click here.

Removal & Relocation of Molly Malone Statue

May 1, 2014   //   by dublincitybid   //   News and Updates  //  No Comments

The Molly Malone statue was removed from its usual location on the 28th of April to facilitate the Luas Cross City works along Lower Grafton St. The RPA are also taking this opportunity to carry out some much needed repair, cleaning and conservationist work on “Molly” so she will be off our streets for about six weeks.

However, the Luas Cross City team and Dublin City Council agree that such is Molly’s popularity, that as soon as repairs are complete she will be back on the street.  It is anticipated that the statue will be back at the beginning of June in time for the peak tourist season in a new location outside the Dublin Tourism Information Centre, Suffolk Street for the duration of the works.

The work is being carried out by a specially appointed heritage contractor with the input of specialists in conservation, historic stonework, bronze and transport. To ensure the safe and efficient removal process, RPA has carried out extensive pre-work surveys including laser scanning and detailed examinations of the condition of the bronze and surrounding stone plinth. These examinations have revealed some wear and tear (common to public sculpture) that will necessitate repair and conservation works. For more information visit here


Cruise Liner 2014 Timetable

Apr 28, 2014   //   by dublincitybid   //   News and Updates  //  No Comments

Below is a copy of the 2014 timetable of cruise liners arriving at Dublin Port.

Please note: The LOA refers to the size of the vessel, those highlighted in pink carry 2,500+ passengers.

Click here to view the timetable.

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.




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