INR - INCHICORE NEWS ROUND - Inchicore's and Kilmainham's very own news service.

W/c  27 April 2020


Dublin City Council have launched an initiative, whereby residents who do not have access to secure off-street bike parking can register their interest to have a bike bunker installed in their area.   BikeBunkers are shelters which provide a safe and secure storage space for storing your bicycle. They’re handily located on a public street near your home. To register your interest visit

The Inchicore.Info website and forum is due to close soon.  The operator of the forum stated in early March that after almost 20 years on the go, would cease operations that weekend. Over this period, the website has provided a forum for people interested in Inchicore and Kilmainham to exchange views and connect with each other.  Over the years efforts to pass on the maintenance of the site to others came to nothing. However, the closur e of the website has been delayed due tot he COVID-19 pandemic.

Planning permission has been submitted to Dublin City Council for the proposed the demolition of The Blackhorse Inn public house and the adjoining pair of semi-detached houses at Nos. 229 & 231 Tyrconnell Road with a proposed development consisting of the construction of a 3-7 storey building, accommodating 56  apartments, made up of 37 one bed apartments and 19 two bedroom apartments, with all apartments to have balconies / ground floor terraces. The development will also have a ground floor cafe, with associated outdoor terrace.  The last date for observations is 14 May, 2020. The planning file reference number is  2372/20.

The Royal Hospital Kilmainham announced that they have been requested to facilitate the construction of a temporary mortuary on the grounds of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham.

The Dublin City Council Community Response Forum is now live. DCC staff are there to assist the elderly and vulnerable citizens across the city. If you need help or know somebody who needs help, please call them on 01 222 8555 or email

As and from Monday 30 March Dublin City Council will be introducing coach parking charges outside Kilmainham Gaol. The tariff will be €9.00 per hour for a maximum stay of two hours. The council have provided further information on

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Disruptive Spirits is a new gin distillery that will be opening in Goldenbridge Industrial Estate beside Rascals Brewery. They are creating a biodiversity garden on waste ground at the entrance to Goldenbridge Industrial Estate. For more information on the Distillery see here:

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