Proposed Renewal of BID (Business Improvement District) Scheme - Plebiscite announced

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Declaration of Results of Ratepayer Plebisite 17th July 2017

Number of votes in favour of BID proposal - 843

Number of votes against BID proposal - 715

Please click here to view the decalrarion.


On the 20th June 2017 Dublin City Council posted out Ballots Papers to over 3,000 City Centre Ratepayers who are  eligible to vote in the Plebiscite on the Renewal of the Dublin City Business Improvement District.  (BID)

This Plebiscite is being carried out to establish the level of support for the renewal of the BID which has operated in Dublin City since January 2008.  If passed, the BID will continue for another five years, effective from January 2018 until December 2022.  The BID Company is trading as Dublin Town. 

Details of the Business Improvement District (BID) Proposal received from Dublin Town is available below or at the Customer Services Centre, Dublin City Council, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8 and in the Business Section of the Central Library, ILAC Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1. 

Dublin City Council is required by the Local Government (Business Improvement Districts) Act 2006 to administer the Plebiscite on this issue as set out in S.I. No. 166/2007 -Local Government (Business Improvement Districts Ratepayer Plebiscite) Regulations 2007.

Ballots must be signed by the relevant ratepayer/ratepayers and returned to the Returning Officer, Deirdre Ní Raghallaigh by 12 noon on Monday, July 17th 2017. 

The outcome of the Plebiscite is decided by a simple majority of votes cast.

Enquiries on the operation of the Plebiscite can be made to bids@dublincity.ie

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