{meta} Agenda for Monthly Council Meeting on Monday 7th March, 2022, 6.15 pm

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Venue: The Round Room, Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin. View directions

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Lord Mayor's Business

Minutes:

In Memorium

 

The Lord Mayor extended her sympathies on behalf of the City Council to the family and friends of Paul O’Toole, son of Councillor Larry O’Toole who died on the
10th February.

 

Ukraine

 

The Lord Mayor spoke about the War in Ukraine following the invasion of Russian troops on the 24th February recognising the horror, fear and trauma the people in Ukraine are currently experiencing.  Acknowledging that Dublin is a wonderfully diverse city and many Ukrainians have made this their home, she called on Dubliners to let the Ukrainians know that we are here with them and we are here for them.  She was also mindful to mention that many Russians have also made Dublin their home and particularly welcomed their show of rejection at their homelands aggression against their neighbour. 

 

Ukraine is a proud, resilient and compassionate nation exemplified by those Ukrainians who live and work among us As a visible show of solidarity in Dublin, the Samuel Becket Bridge has been lit in colours of the Ukrainian Flag, a peace vigil was held last Wednesday in St. Patricks Cathedral and the Ukrainian Flag was raised over the Mansion House.  Also, before the council meeting, a vigil was held outside the Mansion House where the Deputy Head of the Mission from the Ukrainian Embassy and the Ambassador of the Ukraine to Ireland were present.

 

Covid Memorial

 

As part of the National Day of Commemoration for those lost to Covid-19 on Sunday 20th March, Dublin City Council will remember all who have died of Covid at a ceremony in Merrion Square Park at 2pm.  All are welcome to attend.

 

International Women’s Day

 

Tomorrow is International Women’s Day with the global theme of Break the Bias. The Lord Mayor commended the World Café event being hosted by The Women’s Committee in City Hall and recognised the work of Cllr Darcy Lonergan in organising this event.

 

To recognise and support the day the Lord Mayor will be hosting a breakfast for a diverse group of female leaders in the city including DCC Intercultural Development Officer and Intercultural Ambassadors who will speak about their work in promoting and supporting migrant women and women from a minority ethnic community.

 

Mid-morning, in collaboration with the Indian Ambassador, her office is hosting an Indian/Dublin zoom discussion on local enterprise, education, healthcare and Urban Infrastructure.

 

Tomorrow evening, the Lord Mayor will also be opening a small ‘Stay with me’ art show in the Oak Room of the Mansion House. This poignant, delicate and beautiful curated art show remembers the silenced voices of the mother and baby homes and is open to the public until Thursday evening.

2.

Ceisteanna fé Bhuan Ordú Úimhir 18 pdf icon PDF 422 KB

Additional documents:

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 116 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 466 KB

·         Sligo County Council

·         Clare County Council

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

·         Sligo County Council

·         Clare County Council

 

It was proposed by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland and seconded by Deputy Lord MayorJoe Costello that Dublin City Council notes the contents of all correspondence listed.
The motion was put and carried.

4.

To confirm the minutes of the City Council Meeting held on the 7th February 2022. pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

The minutes of the City Council meeting held on 7th February 2022 having been printed, certified by the MeetingsAdministrator, circulated to the Members and taken as read, were signed by the Lord Mayor.

5.

Co-Option of a new Member of Dublin City Council following the death of Councillor Anthony Flynn. pdf icon PDF 138 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Councillor Christy Burke and seconded by Councillor Nial Ring that Geraldine Molloy be co-opted as a new member of Dublin City Council following the death of Councillor Anthony Flynn.  The co-option was put to a vote and defeated.  Full details of this vote can be found in Appendix B to these minutes.

 

6.

One vacancy on the Dublin Mid-Leinster Regional Health Forum following the resignation of Cllr. Deirdre Conroy

Minutes:

It was agreed that the filling of this vacancy be deferred to the next council meeting to allow consideration by any South City Councillor to fill the now vacant seat on the Dublin Mid-Leinster Health Forum following the resignation of Cllr. Deirdre Conroy.

7.

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:

7(a)

Report No. 74/2022: Proposal to build a new house on the vacant site between No. 57 Reuben Street and Earl's Court Apartment complex, Reuben Street, Dublin 8. 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.
74/2022 and hereby approves the contents as set out therein. The motion was
put and carried.

7(b)

Report No. 75/2022: Proposal to build a new 2 storey 3 bedroom house in the side garden of No. 31 Croftwood Drive, Cherry Orchard, Dublin 10. 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.
75/2022 and hereby approves the contents as set out therein. The motion was
put and carried.

 

7(c)

Report No. 76/2022: Proposed development by Dublin City Council at the existing graveyard (also known as Donnybrook Graveyard), Dublin 4. pdf icon PDF 3 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.
76/2022 and hereby approves the contents as set out therein. The motion was
put and carried.

 

8.

Disposal of Fee Simples, Freehold Interest and Leasehold Interest:

8(a)

Report No. 68/2022 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.
68/2022 and hereby approves the proposals set out therein. The motion was
put and carried.

8(b)

Report No. 77/2022 of the Executive Manager (P. Clegg) - with reference to the proposed disposal of the Council’s freehold interest in the properties known as 10-12 Ellis Quay, Dublin 1 to Norman and Alan Prendergast and Propmaster Ventures Limited. pdf icon PDF 248 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.
77/2022 and hereby approves the proposals set out therein. The motion was
put and carried

 

8(c)

Report No. 82/2022 of the Executive Manager (P. Clegg) - With reference to the proposed disposal of the Council’s leasehold interest in Retail Unit No. 3 Coultry Neighbourhood Centre, Santry Way, Ballymun, Dublin 9 to Betoni Limited. pdf icon PDF 293 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.
82/2022 and hereby approves the proposals set out therein. The motion was
put and carried

 

9.

Granting of Licenses and Leases:

9(a)

Report No. 78/2022 of the Executive Manager (P. Clegg) - With reference to the proposed grant of a three year licence of No. 15 Bachelor’s Walk, Dublin 1 to the Irish Architecture Foundation. pdf icon PDF 559 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.
78/2022 and hereby approves the proposals set out therein. The motion was
put and carried.

9(b)

Report No. 79/2022 of the Executive Manager (P. Clegg) - With reference to the proposed grant of lease of No. 15 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2 to the Little Museum of Dublin (LMOD). pdf icon PDF 486 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.
79/2022 and hereby approves the proposals set out therein. The motion was
put and carried.

9(c)

Report No. 80/2022 of the Executive Manager (P. Clegg) - With reference to the proposed grant of a lease at Premises No. 81 The Coombe, Dublin 8 to the South Inner City Community Development Association. pdf icon PDF 177 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.
80/2022 and hereby approves the proposals set out therein. The motion was
put and carried.

9(d)

Report No. 81/2022 of the Executive Manager (P. Clegg) - With reference to the proposed grant of a lease in Unit 2, The Court, Bridgefoot Street, Dublin 8 to Peter McVerry Trust Learning Centre CMS CLG. pdf icon PDF 211 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.
81/2022 and hereby approves the proposals set out therein. The motion was
put and carried.

9(e)

Report No. 84/2022 of the Executive Manager (P. Clegg) - With reference to the proposed grant of a lease of the premises Canon Troy House (formerly Annamore House), Chapelizod Hill Road, Dublin 20 to Pieta House. pdf icon PDF 241 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.

84/2022 and hereby approves the proposals set out therein. The motion was

put and carried.

10.

Disposal of Property:

10(a)

Report No. 83/2022 of the Executive Manager (P. Clegg) - With reference to the proposed disposal of a plot to the rear of 28 Nash Street, Inchicore, Dublin 8 to the owner of 28 Nash Street.

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.

83/2022 and hereby approves the proposals set out therein. The motion was

put and carried.

10(b)

Report No. 85/2022 of the Executive Manager (P. Clegg) - With reference to the proposed disposal of a plot to the rear of 41 Casino Road Marino, Dublin 3 to the owner of 41 Casino Road.

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.

85/2022 and hereby approves the proposals set out therein. The motion was

put and carried.

10(c)

Report No. 86/2022 of the Assistant Chief Executive (R. Shakespeare) - With reference to the proposed disposal of 1 apartment in New Priory, Hole in the Wall Road, Dublin 13.

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.

86/2022 and hereby approves the proposals set out therein. The motion was

put and carried.

11.

Report No. 71/2022 of the Assistant Chief Executive (C. O'Reilly) - Social Housing Supply and Delivery Monthly Update Report. pdf icon PDF 713 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. 71/2022. The
motion was put and carried.

12.

Report No. 72/2022 of the Head of Finance (K. Quinn) - Monthly Local Fund Statement. pdf icon PDF 388 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. 72/2022. The
motion was put and carried.

13.

Report No. 69/2022 of the Chief Executive (O. Keegan) - Monthly Management Report. 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. 69/2022. The
motion was put and carried.

14.

Report No. 63/2022 of the Dublin City Joint Policing Committee - Breviate of the meeting held on 25th January 2022, Councillor Tara Deacy, Chairperson. 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.
63/2022. The motion was put and carried.

15.

Report No. 66/2022 of the South Central Area Joint Policing Sub Committee - Breviate of the meeting held on 31st January 2022, Councillor Daithí Doolan, Chairperson. 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.
66/2022. The motion was put and carried.

 

16.

Report No. 64/2022 of the Area Committees - Breviates of Area Committee meetings held in the month of February 2022. pdf icon PDF 422 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.
64/2022. The motion was put and carried.

 

17.

Report No. 65/2022 of the Traffic and Transport Strategic Policy Committee - Breviate of the meeting held on the 9th February 2022, Councillor Christy Burke, Chairperson. pdf icon PDF 307 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.
65/2022. The motion was put and carried.

 

18.

Report No. 67/2022 of the Housing Strategic Policy Committee - Breviate of the meeting held on the 9th February 2022, Councillor Dermot Lacey, Chairperson. pdf icon PDF 278 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.
67/2022. The motion was put and carried.

 

19.

Report No. 73/2022 of the Arts, Culture, Recreation and Leisure Strategic Policy Committee - Breviate of the meeting held on 21st February 2022, Councillor Cat O'Driscoll, Chairperson. pdf icon PDF 251 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.
73/2022. The motion was put and carried.

 

20.

Report No. 87/2022 of the Planning and Urban Form Strategic Policy Committee - Breviate of the meeting held on 9th December 2021, Councillor Ray McAdam Chairperson. 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.
87/2022. The motion was put and carried.

 

21.

Report No. 70/2022 of the Protocol Committee - Breviate of the meeting held on the 27th January 2022, Councillor Anne Feeney, Chairperson. pdf icon PDF 229 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor
Joe Costello that Dublin City Council adopts the contents of Report No. 70/2022. The
motion was put and carried.

22.

Topical Issues

Minutes:

No topical issues were submitted for consideration.

23.

Motions on Notice pdf icon PDF 345 KB

Minutes:

Motion No. 1 in the name of Cllr. Cieran Perry

 

It was agreed to defer this motion.

 

Motion No. 2 in the name of Cllr. Racheal Batten

 

It was agreed to defer this motion.

 

Motion No. 3 in the name of Cllr. Caroline Conroy

 

It was agreed to defer this motion.

 

Motion No. 4 in the name of Cllr. Michael Pigeon

 

It was agreed to defer this motion.

 

Motion No. 5 in the name of Cllr. Vincent Jackson

 

It was agreed to defer this motion.

 

Motion No. 6 proposed by Cllr. Deirdre Heney and seconded by Cllr. Naoise Ó Muirí   

 

“That Dublin City Council would offer/make available a small/suitable type tree specimen to householders living in areas where roadside planting is unsuitable (due to narrowness of road/footpath such as “The Clans” in Donnycarney) to plant on their own property which planting residents would contribute positively to the lack of greenery in such localities.”

 

The Motion was put and carried.

 

Motion No. 7 in the name of the South East Area Committee was proposed by Cllr. Danny Byrne and seconded by Cllr. Sophie Nicoullaud

 

“That this area Council resolves to initiate a programme of replacing street signs, many of which are faded and unreadable.”

 

The motion was put and carried.

 

Motion No. 8 proposed by Cllr. Donna Cooney and seconded by Cllr. Mannix Flynn    

 

“That this City Council after the Lord Mayor and the Mayors of the other Dublin local authorities signed up to BreatheLife WHO led campaign, will take urgent and all measures necessary to reduce air pollution in this city, as 80% of inner city households do not even own a car but are experiencing the worst air pollution levels, due to motor vehicles, as air pollution is according to WHO figures leading to 0.5 million worlds wide deaths per year and Irelands EPA estimate 1,180 premature deaths many lives and poor health could be prevented in our city ”.

 

The motion was put and carried. It was also agreed to refer this motion to the Climate Action Sub Committee for review.

 

 

 

Motion No. 9 in the name of Cllr. Nial Ring

 

It was agreed to defer this motion.

 

Motion no. 10 proposed by Cllr. Daniel Céitinn and seconded by Cllr. Mícheál MacDonncha

 

That Dublin City Council:

 

— notes the centenary of the passage of the Government of Ireland Act by the British Parliament at Westminster in December 1920, the Act which provided for the partition of Ireland.

— recalls the deep injustices, divisions and conflict caused by this Act.

— reiterates its support for the Good Friday Agreement and the political process arising from it, including the revocation of the Government of Ireland Act. 

— reaffirms its support for the self-determination of the people of Ireland as expressed in Article 3.1 of Bunreacht na hÉireann, and for the bringing about of a united Ireland "by peaceful means with the consent of a majority of the people, democratically expressed, in both jurisdictions". 

— calls on both the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 23.

24.

Emergency Motion(s)

Minutes:

Emergency Motion No. 1 proposed by Councillor Daithí Doolan and seconded by Cllr James Geoghegan:

“Dublin City Council condemns in the strongest terms Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, an act of aggression against a sovereign state and an assault on democracy and international law. We extend solidarity to the people of Ukraine. We commend those in Russia who have come out in opposition to the war.


Dublin City Council acknowledges sanctions already agreed and calls on the international community, particularly the EU, to show active solidarity with the Ukrainian people and calls for the strongest possible sanctions to be taken against Vladimir Putin and Russia.

Dublin City Council calls on the Irish government to take action and ensure the IFSC is not used by Russian state controlled companies for the purposes of evading sanctions.

We call for an immediate ceasefire and the complete withdrawal of Russian forces from Ukraine.

As a State that is militarily neutral and not a member of any military alliance, we believe the Irish government can play a positive role in the EU and on the UN Security Council, against this war and for a negotiated settlement based on self-determination and international law.

 

Signed by:

Cllr. Daithí Doolan, Cllr. Dermot Lacey, Cllr. Michael Pidgeon, Cllr. Catherine Stocker, Cllr. Cieran Perry, Cllr. Deirdre Heney.

 

Emergency Motion No. 2 proposed by Cllr James Geoghegan and seconded by Cllr. Daithí Doolan

“That Dublin City Council;

 

Ø  agrees to initiate the relevant procedures required under [Local Government Act 2001, Section 75] and agree, in principle, pending the legislative requirements being met, to seek to enter into a twinning arrangement with Kyiv, and does so to demonstrate our undivided solidarity with the elected government and people of a free and independent Ukraine;

Ø  further agrees that the Protocol Committee be responsible for overseeing the implementation process of the twinning arrangement with Kyiv;

Ø  resolutely condemns in the strongest possible terms the Russian Federation’s ongoing illegal, unprovoked and unjustified military aggression against and invasion of Ukraine;

Ø  welcomes the decision taken by all EU Member States to support Ukraine in its efforts to defend itself against the Russian aggressors; and

Ø  agrees to fly the Ukrainian Flag over City Hall and the Mansion House as further symbolism of our united stance with Ukraine and our soon to be twinned city of Kyiv.

Signed by: Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland, Cllr Ray McAdam, Cllr Danny Byrne, Cllr Anne Feeney, Cllr Declan Flanagan, Cllr Terence Flanagan, Cllr Paddy McCartan, Cllr Naoise Ó Muirí, Cllr Colm O’Rourke.

 

 

It was agreed that both Emergency Motions be taken together.  The Emergency Motions were unanimously agreed.