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Issue - meetings

Meeting: 22/09/2022 - Protocol Committee (Item 10)

Manager's Report

·         Kathleen Clarke Portrait

·         Sculpture Dublin – O’Connell Plinth at City Hall



·         The Manager informed the Members that the unveiling of the Kathleen Clarke portrait would take place in the Council Chamber at 6.15pm on Thursday 29th September with a reception afterwards. The event would also be live streamed on the City Council’s website. In response to Councillors suggestion that members of the public would not have an opportunity to view the portrait the Manager confirmed that Brendan Teeling had commissioned a video detailing the creation of the art work and that tours of the Chamber would be organised for the public.


·         The Manager confirmed that the tenure of the sculpture on the plinth outside City Hall was concluding. However, it would be relocated to a site in Grangegorman to extend its life span. The Manager would liaise with the Arts Office to determine the future plans for the plinth.


·         The Manager informed the Committee that bicycles were not permitted in City Hall as there was a risk of causing inadvertent damage to the fabric of the building. Members could avail of the bicycle parking facilities at the Civic Offices. This position was not endorsed by all Members of the Committee.