{meta} Agenda for Monthly Council Meeting on Monday 10th January, 2022, 6.15 pm

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1.

Lord Mayor's Business

Minutes:

In Memorium:

The Lord Mayor extended her sympathies to the family and friends of Honorary Freeman of the City of Dublin Thomas Kinsella who died on 22nd December, 2021.  He received the Freedom of the City on 24th May 2007 from then Lord Mayor Vincent Jackson in City Hall and was the 75th person to receive the honour.

 

She also extended sympathies in respect of Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa who died on 26th December 2021.   A Nobel Peace Laureate and veteran of South Africa’s struggle against apartheid, Archbishop Tutu was welcomed to the Mansion House on 13th February 2009 by then Lord Mayor Eibhlin Byrne and honoured with a Civic Reception.

 

Monument to Countess Markievicz and the Women of the Revolutionary Decade:

The Lord Mayor noted that the first meeting of the Working Group on a Monument to Countess Markievicz and Women of the Revolutionary Decade had taken place.  The Working Group members are Cllr Vincent Jackson (Chair) Cllr Cat O’Driscoll, Cllr. Mary Callaghan, Cllr Mannix Flynn, Cllr Donna Cooney, Dr Paula Murphy, Ray Yeates, Ruairí Ó Cuív, Margarita Cappock and Brendan Teeling, they will focus on how best to celebrate and acknowledge the contribution of women to the formation and development of the State.

 

Covid 19 and the impact on Dublin City Council and Dublin Fire Brigade

The Lord Mayor called on Eileen Quinlivan, Assistant Chief Executive, Corporate Services, Transformation and Human Resources and Dennis Keeley Chief Fire Officer for an update on the impact of Covid 19 on services and how this is being managed.

 

Eileen Quinlivan told the meeting that there had been an increase in cases of staff impacted as a result of Covid 19 (positive case/close contact/isolating) but that there had been no significant disruptions to services. She noted that the numbers this week are declining on last week.  Full measures from last year remain in place including remote working for office based staff & pod structures particularly in the operational side.  Departments are monitoring the situation daily, keeping measures under review to ensure protection of essential services.

 

Denis Keeley, Chief Fire Officer informed the Members that 200 frontline Dublin Fire Brigade workers were unavailable for work over the New Year, with a "surge in numbers" of firefighter paramedics affected by COVID-19 between Christmas and New Year. As a result of the absence of staff a number of appliances provided by the fire and ambulance services could not be operated on New Year’s Eve.  There has been a steady improvement of the situation in recent days. There are a range of mitigating measures in place to help maintain service delivery including fast-tracking the qualification of new firefighters, the suspension of training courses of operational staff with the aim to ensure there is a fire appliance in every fire station in the city and county to ensure service delivery and continuity. The fire services had a derogation that allowed essential personnel to self-isolate for shorter periods, but he noted that the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1.

2.

Ceisteanna fé Bhuan Ordú Úimhir 18 pdf icon PDF 931 KB

Minutes:

It was moved by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor JoeCostello that Dublin City Council approves the Dublin Chief Executive answering the questions lodged. The motion having been put and carried, written answers to the 93 questions lodged for the City Council meeting were issued. The Questions and
Answers are set out in Appendix A to these minutes.

3.

Correspondence was received from the following Local Authorities; pdf icon PDF 40 KB

       Galway County Council

       Galway City Council

       Sligo County Council

       Donegal County Council

       Monaghan County Council

       Louth County Council

Additional documents:

Minutes:

It was moved by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor Joe Costello that Dublin City Council notes the contents of all correspondence listed. Themotion was put and carried.

4.

To confirm the minutes of the City Council Meeting held on the 6th December 2021. pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

The minutes of the City Council meeting held on 1st November 2021 and the Budget
Meeting held on 6th December 2021 having been printed, certified by the Meetings Administrator, circulated to the Members and taken as read, were signed by the Lord Mayor.

 

5.

To fill 10 Vacancies on the Inter Local Authority Special Committee on Fire & Ambulance Services and Emergency Management

Minutes:

It was agreed to take a nominee per group to fill 10 vacancies.  The nominees are as follows:

·         Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland

·         Cllr Joe Costello – Labour Party

·         Cllr Daithí Doolan – Sinn Féin

·         Cllr Donna Cooney – Green Party

·         Cllr Noeleen Reilly – Independent Group

·         Cllr Cat O’Driscoll – Social Democrats

·         Cllr Tom Brabazon – Fianna Fáil

·         Cllr Danny Byrne – Fine Gaeil

·         Cllr Hazel de Nortúin – People Before Profit

It was agreed that the Lord Mayor of the day will automatically have a seat on the committee. The appointment of the last nominee will be deferred until the February meeting.

 

6.

Report No. 15/2022 of the Assistant Chief Executive (R. Shakespeare) - Arts Funding for 2022 (Arts Act 2003). pdf icon PDF 614 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor
Joe Costello that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No 15/2022 and herebyapproves the Arts Funding for 2022 as set out therein. The motion was put and carried.

 

7.

Report No. 02/2022 of the Traffic & Transport Strategic Policy Committee - With reference to proposed changes to the conducting of ballots in respect of Residential Permit Parking Schemes. pdf icon PDF 317 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor
Joe Costello that this item be referred back to the Traffic and Transport SPC for further discussion.  The motion was put and carried.

 

8.

Reports of the Chief Executive, in compliance with Section 138 of the Local Government Act 2001 informing the Council of works which are about to commence and in compliance with the Planning and Development Regulations 2001, Part 8:

8(a)

Report No. 18/2022: Proposed comprehensive phased redevelopment of the urban block bounded by Dorset Street, Upper Dominick Street and Saint Mary's Place, in Dublin 1, known as Dorset Street Saint Mary's Place Flats. pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Cllr Ray McAdam and seconded by Cllr Cieran Perry that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 18/2022 and hereby approves the contents therein.  The motion was put and carried. 

Cllr Mannix Flynn wished to abstain from this vote.

 

8(b)

Report No. 14/2022: Proposed demolition of the existing Community Centre at Avila Park and the proposed construction of a four bedroom house and a one bedroom house. pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor
Joe Costello that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No 14/2022 and herebyapproves the contents as set out therein. The motion was put and carried.

 

9.

Report No. 16/2022 of the Executive Manager (F. D'Arcy) - With reference to the disposal of the Fee Simple Interest under the Landlord and Tenant (Ground Rents) (No. 2) Act, 1978 in 14 premises.

Minutes:

It was proposed by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor
Joe Costello that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No 16/2022 and herebyapproves the contents as set out therein. The motion was put and carried.

 

10.

Granting of Licenses and Leases:

10(a)

Report No. 22/2022 of the Executive Manager (P. Clegg) - With reference to the proposed grant of a lease of part of the premises adjacent to No. 14 La Touche Road, Bluebell, Dublin 12 (known as 14a La Touche Road), Dublin 12 to Dublin South City Partnership CLG. pdf icon PDF 232 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor
Joe Costello that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No 22/2022 and herebyapproves the contents as set out therein. The motion was put and carried.

 

10(b)

Report No. 23/2022 of the Executive Manager (P. Clegg) - With reference to the proposed grant of a further Licence of a plot of land to the rear of St. Laurence O’Toole Recreation Centre, Dublin 1 to the North Wall Community Development Project CLG. pdf icon PDF 279 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor
Joe Costello that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No 23/2022 and herebyapproves the contents as set out therein. The motion was put and carried.

 

10(c)

Report No. 24/2022 of the Executive Manager (P. Clegg) - With reference to the proposed grant of a further Lease of part of the premises at No. 22 Buckingham Street Lower, Dublin 1 to Inner City Organisation Network (ICON) CLG. pdf icon PDF 162 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor
Joe Costello that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No 24/2022 and herebyapproves the contents as set out therein. The motion was put and carried.

 

10(d)

Report No. 26/2022 of the Executive Manager (P. Clegg) - With Reference to the Proposed grant of a Further Lease of the 2nd and 3rd Floors , 17 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2. pdf icon PDF 360 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor
Joe Costello that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No 26/2022 and herebyapproves the contents as set out therein. The motion was put and carried.

 

10(e)

Report No. 27/2022 of the Executive Manager (P. Clegg) - With reference to the proposed grant of a lease in respect of Retail Unit 1A, New Priory, Hole in the Wall Road, Dublin 13 to Thomas Roffey trading as Bread Revolution. pdf icon PDF 203 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor
Joe Costello that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No 27/2022 and herebyapproves the contents as set out therein. The motion was put and carried.

 

10(f)

Report No. 28/2022 of the Executive Manager (P. Clegg) - With reference to the proposed grant of a further licence of the premises at 82 The Coombe, Dublin 8 to SOLAS After School Project CLG. pdf icon PDF 255 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor
Joe Costello that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No 28/2022 and herebyapproves the contents as set out therein. The motion was put and carried.

 

10(g)

Report No. 29/2022 of the Executive Manager (P. Clegg) - With reference to the proposed grant of a Licence in 48-49 Meath Street, Dublin 8 to Meath Street Youth Activity CLG. pdf icon PDF 722 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor
Joe Costello that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No 29/2022 and herebyapproves the contents as set out therein. The motion was put and carried.

 

11.

Disposal of Property:

11(a)

Report No. 13/2022 of the Executive Manager (P. Clegg) - With reference to the proposed disposal of the Councils freehold interest in 42, 43 and 44 (formerly 41) Chamber Street, Dublin 8 to Chambers Street Developments Limited. pdf icon PDF 206 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor
Joe Costello that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No 13/2022 and herebyapproves the contents as set out therein. The motion was put and carried.

 

11(b)

Report No. 21/2022 of the Executive Manager (P. Clegg) - With reference to the proposed disposal of a plot of land to the rear of No. 2 Hanover Square, Christchurch, Dublin 8 to the owner of No. 2 Hanover Square.

Minutes:

It was proposed by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor
Joe Costello that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No 21/2022 and herebyapproves the contents as set out therein. The motion was put and carried.

 

11(c)

Report No. 25/2022 of the Executive Manager (P. Clegg) - With reference to the proposed disposal of site for a substation at Dolmen Way, Ballymun, Dublin 11 to the ESB. pdf icon PDF 262 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor
Joe Costello that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No 25/2022 and herebyapproves the contents as set out therein. The motion was put and carried.

 

12.

Report No. 19/2022 of the A/Assistant Chief Executive (D. Dinnigan) - Social Housing Supply and Delivery Monthly Update Report. pdf icon PDF 864 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor
Joe Costello that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No 19/2022 and herebyapproves the contents as set out therein. It was further proposed by Cllr Daithí Doolan and seconded by Cllr. Pat Dunne that the Lord Mayor would write to the Minister regarding his decision to cease the tenant in situ purchase scheme. The motion was put and carried.

 

13.

Report No. 06/2022 of the A/Senior Executive Officer (R. Dowling) - Business Improvements District Scheme. pdf icon PDF 519 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor
Joe Costello that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No 06/2022.  The motion was put and carried.

 

14.

Report No. 20/2022 of the Assistant Chief Executive & City Engineer (J. Flanagan) - Covid Mobility Measures and Major Walking and Cycling Projects. pdf icon PDF 275 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor
Joe Costello that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No 20/2022. The motion was put and carried.

 

15.

Report No. 09/2022 of the Climate Action, Environment and Energy Strategic Policy Committee - The Climate Change Action Plan Annual Report 2020/2021. pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland and seconded by Deputy Lord MayorJoe Costellothat Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No 09/2022.  The motion was put and carried.

 

It was agreed to take following motion with the report,

“That Dublin City Council commends the cross cutting climate action lens permeating all aspects of our Development Plan 2022 - 2028 and recognises the imperative of realising and indeed surpassing the climate mitigating and climate adaptation objectives of our DCC Climate Action Plan. To support full oversight of the realisation of our climate action objectives and actions Dublin City Council agrees to the scheduling of annual special meeting of the full Council to review progress of our Climate Action Plan.”

Submitted by Lord Mayor Councillor Alison Gilliland and seconded by Councillor Dermot Lacey. The motion was put and carried.

 

16.

Report No. 10/2022 of the Docklands Oversight & Consultative Forum - Annual Report for 2020 of the Dublin Docklands Oversight and Consultative Forum (DOCF). pdf icon PDF 384 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor
Joe Costello that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No 10/2022.  The motion was put and carried.

17.

Report No. 31/2022 of the Audit Committee - Annual Report of the Audit Committee to the City Council in respect of the year ended 31st December 2021. pdf icon PDF 221 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor
Joe Costello that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No 31/2022.  The motion was put and carried.

18.

Report No. 07/2022 of the Audit Committee - Audit Committee Charter and Annual Work Programme 2022. pdf icon PDF 452 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Cllr Naoise O’Muiri and seconded by Cllr Vincent Jackson
Joe Costello Dublin City Council adopts the Audit Committee – Audit Committee Charter and Annual Works programme 2022 approves the contents as outlined therein. The motion was put and carried.

19.

Report No. 08/2022 of the Head of Finance (K. Quinn) - Monthly Local Fund Statement. pdf icon PDF 404 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor
Joe Costello that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No 08/2022.  The motion was put and carried.

20.

Report No. 04/2022 of the Chief Executive (O. Keegan) - Monthly Management Report. pdf icon PDF 928 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor
Joe Costello that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No 04/2022.  The motion was put and carried.

21.

Report No. 03/2022 of the Area Committees - Breviates of Area Committee meetings held in the month of December 2021. pdf icon PDF 320 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland and seconded by Deputy
Lord Mayor Joe Costello that Dublin City Council notes the contents of
Report No. 03/2022. The motion was put and carried.

22.

Report No. 05/2022 of the Joint Policing Area Sub Committees - Breviates of Sub Committee meetings held in the month of December 2021. pdf icon PDF 141 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland and seconded by Deputy
Lord Mayor Joe Costello that Dublin City Council notes the contents of
Report No. 05/2022. The motion was put and carried.

23.

Report No. 12/2022 of the Arts, Culture, Leisure and Recreation Strategic Policy Committee - Breviate of the meeting held on the 22nd November 2021, Councillor Cat O'Driscoll, Chairperson. pdf icon PDF 313 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland and seconded by Deputy
Lord Mayor Joe Costello that Dublin City Council notes the contents of
Report No. 12/2022. The motion was put and carried.

24.

Report No. 17/2022 of the Housing Strategic Policy Committee - Breviate of the meeting held on the 8th December 2021, Councillor Dermot Lacey, Chairperson. pdf icon PDF 151 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland and seconded by Deputy
Lord Mayor Joe Costello that Dublin City Council notes the contents of
Report No. 17/2022. The motion was put and carried.

25.

Report No. 30/2022 of the Traffic & Transport Strategic Policy Committee - Breviate of the meeting held on the 1st December 2021, Councillor Christy Burke, Chairperson. pdf icon PDF 244 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland and seconded by Deputy
Lord Mayor Joe Costello that Dublin City Council notes the contents of
Report No. 30/2022. The motion was put and carried.

26.

Report No. 34/2022 of the Corporate Policy Group - Breviate of the meeting held on 3rd December 2021, Lord Mayor Allison Gilliland, Chairperson. pdf icon PDF 214 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland and seconded by Deputy
Lord Mayor Joe Costello that Dublin City Council notes the contents of
Report No. 34/2022. The motion was put and carried.

27.

Report No. 11/2022 of the Protocol Committee - Breviate of the meeting held on the 25th November 2021, Councillor Anne Feeney, Chairperson. pdf icon PDF 316 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland and seconded by Deputy
Lord Mayor Joe Costello that Dublin City Council adopts the Protocol Committee – Breviate of the meeting held on the 25th November 2021. The motion was put and carried.

28.

Topical Issues pdf icon PDF 138 KB

Minutes:

“Actions Dublin 15 Minute City” was submitted as a Topical Issue for consideration.  The topical issue was put to a vote and defeated. Full details of the vote can be found in Appendix B to these minutes.

29.

Motions on Notice pdf icon PDF 346 KB

Minutes:

Motion No. 33 in the Name of Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland

 

Dublin City Council commends the cross cutting climate action lens permeating all aspects of our Development Plan 2022 - 2028 and recognises the imperative of realising and indeed surpassing the climate mitigating and climate adaptation objectives of our DCC Climate Action Plan. To support full oversight of the realisation of our climate action objectives and actions Dublin City Council agrees to the scheduling of annual special meeting of the full Council to review progress of our Climate Action Plan.

The motion was put and carried.

 

Motion No. 1 in the  name of Councilor John Lyons

 

Noting the recent refusal by central government to provide funding from the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund for the white water rafting facility proposal at George’s Dock, this council believes that work on progressing the project should cease immediately and a new process initiated that will consider a variety of alternative proposals for this key city centre site.

 

Derek Kelly, Director of Services, South City provided a statement that at its meeting in December 2019, following a robust debate, the Elected Members approved, by a significant majority, a Part VIII planning application for a major redevelopment of George’s Dock. The proposed redevelopment consisted of a white-water rafting course, a swift water rescue training facility with an urban street scene for use by the emergency services and a kayaking/canoe polo/swimming pool within the derelict outer basin at George’s Dock. The Council also approved the demolition of the existing City Council Dockland offices on Custom House Quay and the construction of two new Quayside buildings – one to service the George’s Dock development and a second to replace the Docklands offices.

 

Since the approval of the Part VIII there has been a considerable amount of negative commentary related to this project. This has created a narrative around the project that appears impossible to reverse and that has undermined the planned funding of the project. While the merits of the project, as set out in the Business Case and Cost Effectiveness Analysis, are still as strong today as they were in 2019 we have been unable to convince the various State funding bodies, to support the project and provide part funding to supplement the Council’s own funding contribution. (In this regard it is worth noting that it was never intended that the project would receive URDF funding.)Notwithstanding the support of the City Council, it has become clear that there is significant hostility towards the elements of the project that would boost the tourism offer in Dublin and provide a world class sporting facility.

 

In light of the funding difficulties, I am recommending that the Council does not proceed with the George’s Dock element of the project.

 

The existing Docklands Office building is no longer ‘fit for purpose’. A recent independent condition survey has identified serious issues with the building. As a result it is now necessary for the Council’s Docklands Unit to vacate  ...  view the full minutes text for item 29.

30.

Emergency Motion(s)

Minutes:

In light of recent rumours and media reports that a 'deal' granting ownership of the Iveagh Markets to a private developer, this council agrees that:

- a full report be given to the Councillors at this evening's monthly meeting of the Council to include details of the deal made, monies exchanged, the amount the local authority is liable for if any, whether any monies were paid to participants in the negotiations by way of a fee and if so, where those fees were paid from.

- that time be given for questions to management and debate at this evening's meeting

- that any 'deal' made granting ownership should include a no sale clause, an agreement that vulture funds or REITs will not be involved in future development or acquisition of the markets; a requirement to initiate immediate remedial works, that the markets shall be restored and preserved not simply gutted to facilitate development, that development must commence within a prescribed period of time; that a community and public market space must be included in future development; 

 

Submitted by Councillors Tina MacVeigh, Darragh Moriarty, Máire Devine

 

Assistant Chief Executive Richard Shakespeare made a statement in relation to the Iveagh Market by the Assistant Chief Executive, Richard Shakespeare at the City Council meeting on Monday night.

 

1.    The three parties Lord Iveagh, Dublin City Council and Mr Martin Keane (and related companies) are involved in a confidential mediation process which arises from a number of legal proceedings which are currently before the High Court.

 

2.    It is the intention of the parties that this matter be resolved as soon as possible.

 

3.    Without prejudice to these proceedings and as part of this mediation process, the parties have agreed that the following can be stated at this time.

 

4.    On a strictly without prejudice basis, an application to take out an archaeological licence under Section 26 of the National Monuments Act 1930 (as amended) has been made to facilitate proposed enabling works in the Iveagh Markets, Dublin 8. The primary purpose of the enabling works is to provide a hard standing to allow for the erection of scaffolding and access to facilitate an architectural survey of the roof, parapet walls and rainwater goods of the Wet and Dry Market structures. This will facilitate the repair and conservation of the Market Buildings.

 

The Motion was put and carried.