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Cllr. Kieran Binchy received cross-party support for a motion calling on Dublin City Council to work with the OPW and the Irish Insurance Federation to ensure that those protected by flood protection works can again avail of reasonably-priced insurance.

• T  he Dodder Wall to Ballsbridge plus deepening of river at Ballsbridge – June 2014

Cllr. Kieran Binchy and Deputy Eoghan Murphy discuss the proposed new works in Herbert Park.

• Ballsbridge to Donnybrook Bridge – June 2015 • D  onnybrook Bridge to first Smurfit weir – December 2015


 uring the works Beatty’s Avenue may need to be restricted to one-way D only from February to May 2014.

DOG DIRT AND STREET CLEANING Cllr. Kieran Binchy successfully amended the City Council budget to include provision for extra street-cleaning machines designed to tackle dog-dirt. They are being deployed on Tuesdays and Thursdays on Sandymount Promenade and in Sandymount Village, and on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on Dodder Walk, Aviva Walk, Londonbridge Road and Ringsend.

The programme of work to Herbert Park is continuing. Pitch drainage and ground levelling works have been completed and grass establishment is now progressing well. The football dressing rooms will be upgraded in the coming months, and the tennis pavilion will be renovated in early 2014.


There is a serious shortage of school places in the Dublin 4 area, which causes unnecessary stress and difficulty for parents and their children. Cllr. Kieran Binchy has therefore welcomed the announcement that Sandymount and Ringsend will have a new primary school in September 2014 under the GULLY CLEANING As we move into winter the need to keep gullies clear is even more important, patronage of Educate Together. A premises has not yet been confirmed, but the school will be opening in September 2014 with two streams of Junior especially in areas prone to flooding. A report on all gully cleaning in the area is available on Cllr. Binchy’s website, with each street and the number of Infants. The lack of space in the Donnybrook area remains to be tackled. gullies cleaned on it listed. Email or call Cllr. Binchy if the gullies on your street need cleaning and he will get a crew out to inspect and clear them.


BALLSBRIDGE TREES The City Council Parks section has produced a tree survey recommending that a number of trees across the area be felled as they pose a danger to persons or property. This included 6 trees on Merrion Road, 5 on Northumberland Road, 7 on Elgin Road, 2 on Clyde Road, 4 on Raglan Road, 4 on Morehampton Road and 2 on Waterloo Road. Cllr. Binchy secured a commitment from Council officials that consultation with residents would take place and a replacement planting programme would be agreed before trees are felled.

The right to vote is at the core of our democracy. All adult residents in the city have the right to vote in local elections. If you want your voice to count, make sure that you are on the electoral register before the next local elections. Email Cllr. Binchy at and he will send you out a voter registration form. It is easy to complete and will ensure that you can have your say on how the city is run.

Sen Catherine Noone

Under the redrawn boundaries I look forward to working closely with the residents of Donnybrook, Ballsbridge, Sandymount, Merrion, Nutley and Milltown. This newsletter provides an update on some local issues and on some of the work I have been doing on behalf of the people of Dublin Bay South and Dublin. I look forward to meeting you in the months ahead. Meanwhile, if you have any queries, concerns or issues that you would like to raise, please do not hesitate to contact me. Kind regards,


NEW ELECTORAL AREA The Pembroke South Dock electoral area combines the old Pembroke Ward (Sandymount, Ballsbridge, Donnybrook, Merrion and Nutley) and Milltown with the South East Inner City Ward (Portobello to Ringsend). The new combined electoral area covers from the Liffey to Merrion Gates and Milltown, from Portobello and Christchurch to Dublin Bay. This new area is a result of the review of the local election Boundary Committee in 2013. It will apply for the local elections in May 2014, when 8 candidates will be elected to represent the area. Cllr. Kieran Binchy asks for your support to ensure that he is one of those eight councillors, so that he can continue to work with passion, dedication and energy for all residents of the area.

Cllr. Paddy McCartan

91 The Windmill, Lime St., Dublin 2 Mobile: 087 177 4365 Email: Web: twitter: @kieranbinchy

91 The Windmill, Lime St., Dublin 2

@ 087 1774365 @ @ twitter: @kieranbinchy

@ CLINICS: 1st and 3rd Thursdays of every month 6pm: St. Andrews Resource Centre, Pearse St 7pm: Ringsend Community Centre, Thorncastle St. Ringsend

Taoiseach Enda Kenny con gratulates Cllr. Kieran Binchy on his selection as a Fine Gael candidate for the 2014 local elections. Also pictured is Cllr. McCartan, his running mate.


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My name is Kieran Binchy and I am the Fine Gael candidate in the new Pembroke - South Dock Area in the May 2014 local elections. I have been the Fine Gael Councillor for the South East Inner City electoral area since 2011.


Eoghan Murphy TD


Dear Resident

The Dodder Works are ongoing. The following are the expected completion dates of the different phases:





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Councillor Kieran Binchy wa s honoured to represent the City of Dublin for the 201 2 Remembrance Day ceremony at Glasnevin Cerem ony.

ent chy welcoming Presid Councillor Kieran Bin blin Bay South. to Du Michael D. Higgins

Councillor Kieran Binchy wa s honoured to hand out the prizes at a rece nt Special Olympics regional table tennis competition.

iled Councillor Kieran Binchy recently unve kett, Plun es Jam of ur a plaque in hono author of Strumpet City, in Synge St. CBS, Portobello.

Cllr. Kieran Binchy discussin g local issues with a key figure in Sandymoun t, Lady Mayoress Berna O’Gorman.

public Councillor Kieran Binchy out meeting the and dkar Vara Leo t spor with Minister for Tran Councillor Neal Richmond.

Councillor Kieran Binchy worked with the staff of Dublin City Council and the Irish Heart Foundation to introduce Slí na Slàinte routes in Sean Moore Park, Ringsend Park, and Irishtown Nature Park.

Councillor Kieran Binchy wit h party colleague Senator Catherine Noone campaigning for the successful Children’s Rights Referendum.

Councillor Kieran Binchy attending the launch of Future Voices Ireland. He is pictured here with Mr. Justice Frank Clarke of the Supreme Court and two members of the organisation.

Kieran is originally from Charleville in Co. Cork, but has lived much of his life in Dublin. He attended Clongowes Wood College in Kildare and then studied Law and French in Trinity College Dublin. He has a Master’s degree in International Relations from Dublin City University and he trained as a barrister in King’s Inns. Kieran is a member of the Traffic and Transport Policy Committee and the Housing, Social and Community Affairs Policy Committee on Dublin City Council. He sits on the board of directors of the Hugh Lane Gallery and the Temple Bar Cultural Trust, and on the board of the Ringsend Community Services Forum. He has also served on the Finance Committee and the Library Committee of the Bar Council. As well as being a Councillor, Kieran currently works as a barrister. Kieran has previously worked as a law lecturer in DIT Aungier Street and as a Parliamentary Assistant to Lucinda Creighton TD in Leinster House. Before working in law and politics, he spent quite a bit of time abroad, including a year studying in France and some time working in tourism in Canada and in Cuba, where he lived for three years. When not working as a Councillor or as a barrister, Kieran swims and cycles regularly. He enjoys literature, rugby and travel, but since becoming a Councillor he doesn’t get much spare time. He enjoys the occasional outing to Lansdowne Road for rugby matches, and he has been known to support Leinster as long as they are not playing against Munster.

Cllr. Kieran Binchy with friends at the lighting of the Donnybrook Christmas tree, December 2013.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Cllr. Kieran Binchy got an opportunity to discuss the importance of cycling when they met in Sandymount.

Cllr. Kieran Binchy and Cllr. Edi e Wynne discuss local policing issues with me mbers of the Gardaí.

Councillor Kieran Binchy welcomed a school group to the Mansion House as part of Europe Day 2013, a celebration of European culture and politics. Councillor Kieran Binchy with former Leinster and Ireland rugby players Shane Horgan and Denis Hickie when the Olympic Flame came to Dublin.

A cross-party group of politici ans got stuck in with the great work of the San dymount Tidy Towns committee.

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Councillor Kieran Binchy attended the South East Area Alliance for Dublin Age-Friendly City in City Hall to discuss how the city can better serve the elderly.

chy and former Councillor Kieran Bin discussing European ton Taoiseach John Bru Fine Gael Ard Fheis. Union policy at the

Councillor Kieran Binchy enj oying Bloomsday with Mr. James Joyce himself in Sandymount Green.

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Kieran binchy winter 2013 newsletter  

Newsletter of Kieran BInchy, Fine Gael candidate in Pembroke South Dock (Dublin Bay South) for the 2014 local elections