Dublin Town members will shortly receive ballot papers allowing them to renew the business improvement district for a further 5 years.
Vote Yes for DublinTown to:
- Keep the ear of the Government: DublinTown lobbied for more Gardaí on our streets, Operation Citizen has delivered greater Garda visibility. This will continue.
- Have someone to call when you need help
- Have Christmas lights and additional street lighting
- Encourage office workers and customers back to the city
- Keep the street cleaning, graffiti removal and operations support that Dublin City Council will not do
- Promote city businesses on a daily basis through social media platforms and video content
- Actively encourage investment into the city
- Represent you when planned utility upgrades dig up our streets, eg the extensive upcoming Eirgrid works
- Shape pro-business responses to climate change
- Continue post-Covid city centre recovery
- Unite city businesses for the benefit of all
You may have received a ballot asking you to vote on the future of DublinTown.
Vote YES for a vibrant, vital and sustainable city centre business community.
Video 1 Featuring: Hugh Hourican, Owner The Boar’s Head, Capel Street. Paddy Coughlan, Owner, Designer Exchange, Exchequer Street. Jules Fallon, Owner, 1st Option, Powerscourt Townhouse Centre. Cól Campbell, Family Business Owner, Bewley’s Cafe Grafton Street. Ken Costigan, Co-Owner of Great Outdoors, South Great Georges Street
Video 2 Featuring: Tanya Murray, Director, Ultimate Hair & Beauty, GPO Arcade. Paul Byrne, Owner, BodyByrne, Clarendon Street . Ross McMahon, Managing Partner, David F McMahon & Co Solicitors, O’Connell Street. Eva Pau, Commercial Director, Asia Market, Drury Street
Video 3 Featuring: Tina Dempsey, Owner of Alexander’s Bridal, Parnell Street. Sam Donnelly, Owner, Sam’s Barbers, Dame Lane. Karl Purdy, Owner, Coffee Angel. Gail Kinsella, Owner, Jenny Vander, Drury Street
Video 4 Featuring: Alan Campbell Owner, The Bankers Bar & Restaurant, Trinity Street. Zoe Hertelendi, Owner, Platform 61 Restaurant & Wine Bar, South William Street. Colin Baker, Family Business Owner of Decwells and Laptop Lab at Back from the Future. Neal McGee, Owner, 101 Talbot, Talbot Street
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
2020/2021 Contribution Levies
Q: I heard that DublinTown is going to demand unpaid levies for the last two years.
A: This is FALSE.
For the sake of clarity so you can be confident in DublinTown’s support of you and your business:
We work with businesses based on their individual circumstances and we will continue to do so.
For 2020/2021 we only asked that people pay what they can, when they can.
We thank those who have contributed during lockdown, this has paid for Christmas lights, street cleaning and graffiti removal, marketing and promotion of the city and much more.
If you have any questions or comments, contact us at any time on 01 633 4680 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are here to support you.
Christmas Lights/Graffiti/Street Cleaning
Q: I have been told that Dublin City Council will do Christmas lights, street cleaning (and other services) and there is no need for DublinTown.
A: This is FALSE.
As has already been confirmed by Dublin City Council (Q136 at this link) they do not allocate budget for Christmas Lights on the 30 city centre streets that DublinTown covers.
DCC will only remove graffiti on their own (public) buildings. DublinTown removes graffiti from the walls and shutters of businesses in the city centre.
DCC has scheduled cleaning of city streets – however they cannot organise a rapid response to your problems the way DublinTown does. Human waste, needles, garbage bags – DublinTown’s Clean Team does this.
DUBLINTOWN CLEAN CREW
To give insight into some of our services, the below video showcases how our cleaning crew and team work on behalf of business members: