{meta} Agenda for Monthly Council Meeting on Monday 5th October, 2020, 6.15 pm

Agenda and minutes

Venue: The Round Room, Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2. View directions

Items
No. Item

1.

Lord Mayor's Business

Minutes:

The Lord Mayor updated members on her initiative on homelessness - workshops have been held with service users and themes will be presented to the Minister.

 

She reminded members that she is seeking nominees for the Lord Mayor’s Awards. This month nominees are being sought in the category of nursing home staff and next month will be front line transport workers. Full details of the awards are on the Dublin City Council website.

 

She noted that this week is Breastfeeding week and expressed her wish for Dublin to become a breastfeeding friendly capital city.

 

The Chief Executive updated the Members on a meeting he had with the Department of Housing, Planning & Local Government.  The Minister is expected to sign an order in October to allow Members to attend Council meetings and vote remotely.  Standing Orders to be updated.

 

2.

Ceisteanna fé Bhuan Ordú Úimhir 16 pdf icon PDF 488 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor Anthony Connaghan and seconded by Councillor Joe Costello “That Dublin City Council approves the Dublin Chief Executive answering the questions lodged”. The motion having been put and carried, written answers to the 117 questions lodged for the City Council meeting were issued. The Questions and Answers are set out in Appendix A attached.

 

3.

Correspondence

3(a)

Letter dated the 10th September 2020 from Kildare County Council conveying the terms of two motions passed at their recent meeting in relation to the abolition of the still birth register and the waiving of fees for family grave plots where a baby is to be buried. pdf icon PDF 390 KB

Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor Declan Flanagan and seconded by Councillor Declan Meenagh “That Dublin City Council notes the contents of this letter”. The motion was put and carried.

3(b)

Letter dated the 14th September 2020 from Sligo County Council conveying the terms of a resolution passed at their recent meeting that Sligo County Council write to the appropriate ministers to address the issue of extending the timescale and conditions of employment of Tus and CE participants on various employment schemes. As after a certain period of time they must leave the schemes and cannot avail of it again until another period of time has passed. pdf icon PDF 452 KB

Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor Declan Flanagan and seconded by Councillor Declan Meenagh “That Dublin City Council notes the contents of this letter”. The motion was put and carried.     

 

3(c)

Letter dated the 24th September 2020 from Kerry County Council conveying the terms of a resolution passed at their recent meeting that Kerry County Council calls on the Minister of Defence and the Government to award the medals that were recommended for those Irish Peacekeepers who participated in the Battle of Jadotville in 1961 and to give recognition and award the MMG to former Commandant Pat Quinlan of Caherdaniel, Co. Kerry. pdf icon PDF 138 KB

Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor Declan Flanagan and seconded by Councillor Declan Meenagh “That Dublin City Council notes the contents of this letter”. The motion was put and carried.     

 

4.

To confirm the minutes of the City Council meeting held on 14th September 2020 and the Adjourned City Council meeting held on 21st September 2020. pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the City Council Meeting held on 14th September and the adjourned Monthly City Council Meeting held on 21st September 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 vacancies on the following committees and outside bodies:

5(a)

To co-opt a Member to replace former Councillor Mary Fitzpatrick who resigned her position on the Council.

Minutes:

It was proposed by Councillor Deirdre Heney and seconded by Councillor Keith Connolly “That Ms. Eimer Mc Cormack be co-opted to replace former Councillor Mary Fitzpatrick who was appointed to Seanad Eireann and therefore was deemed to have resigned from Dublin City Council.” The motion was put and carried.  Councillor Mc Cormack took her place in the Round Room and joined the meeting.  Congratulations were extended to her by the Lord Mayor and by the Members of the City Council.

 

5(b)

To co-opt a Member to replace former Councillor Críona Ní Dhálaigh who resigned her position on the Council.

Minutes:

It was proposed by Councillor Daithí Doolan and seconded by Councillor Janice Boylan “That Ms. Máire Devine be co-opted to replace former Councillor Críona Dhálaigh who had resigned from Dublin City Council.” The motion was put and carried.  Councillor Devine took her place in the Round Room and joined the meeting.  Congratulations were extended to her by the Lord Mayor and by the Members of the City Council.

 

5(c)

One vacancy on the Dublin City Council Audit Committee following the appointment to the Seanad Éireann of Cllr. Mary Fitzpatrick.

Minutes:

It was proposed by Councillor Deirdre Heney and seconded by Councillor Keith Connolly that Councillor Daithí de Róiste be appointed as a member of the Dublin City Council Audit Committee.  The motion was put and carried.

 

5(d)

One vacancy on the Housing Strategic Policy Committee following the resignation of Cllr. Críona Ni Dhálaigh.

Minutes:

It was proposed by Councillor Daithí Doolan and seconded by Councillor Janice Boylan that Councillor Máire Devine be appointed as a member of the Housing Strategic Policy Committee. The motion was put and carried.

 

5(e)

One vacancy on the board of St. James Hospital following the resignation of Cllr. Críona Ní Dhálaigh.

Minutes:

It was proposed by Councillor Daithí Doolan and seconded by Councillor Janice Boylan that Councillor Máire Devine be appointed to the board of St. James Hospital.

The motion was put and carried.

 

5(f)

One vacancy for the Dublin Mid-Leinster Regional Health Forum following the resignation of Cllr. Críona Ní Dhálaigh.

Minutes:

It was proposed by Councillor Daithí Doolan and seconded by Councillor Janice Boylan    that Councillor Máire Devine be appointed to the Dublin Mid-Leinster Regional Health Forum.   The motion was put and carried.

 

5(g)

Two vacancies on the Protocol Committee following the resignations of Cllr. Anthony Flynn and Cllr. Daithí Doolan.

Minutes:

It was proposed by Councillor Daithí Doolan and seconded by Councillor Mícheál MacDonncha that Councillor Anthony Connaghan be appointed as a member of the Protocol Committee. The motion was put and carried.

 

It was agreed that the second vacancy on the Protocol Committee be deferred.

 

5(h)

One vacancy on the Moore Street Advisory Group. pdf icon PDF 53 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

It was proposed by Councillor Deirdre Heney and seconded by Councillor Keith Connolly that Councillor Eimer McCormack be appointed as a member of the Moore Street Advisory Group.

 

It was proposed by Councillor Daithí Doolan and seconded by Councillor Larry O’Toole that Councillor Mícheál MacDonncha be appointed as a member of the Moore Street Advisory Group.

 

Following a vote Councillor Eimer McCormack was appointed a member of the Moore Street Advisory Group.  Details of this vote are contained in Appendix B.

 

5(i)

One vacancy on the Planning & Urban Strategic Policy Committee following the resignation of Cllr. Darcy Lonergan.

Minutes:

It was proposed by Councillor Michael Pidgeon and seconded by Councillor Sophie Nicoullaud that Councillor Dearbháil Butler be appointed as a member of the Planning & Urban Form Strategic Policy Committee. The motion was put and carried.

 

5(j)

One vacancy on the Dublin City Joint Policing Committee following the resignation of Cllr. Darcy Lonergan.

Minutes:

It was proposed by Councillor Michael Pidgeon and seconded by Councillor Sophie Nicoullaud that Councillor Caroline Conroy be appointed as a member of the Dublin City Joint Policing Committee.  The motion was put and carried.

 

5(k)

One vacancy on the Economic Development Strategic Policy Committee following the resignation of Cllr. Patricia Roe.

Minutes:

It was proposed by Councillor Mary Callaghan and seconded by Councillor Tara Deacy that Councillor Cat O’Driscoll be appointed as a member of the Dublin City Joint Policing Committee.  The motion was put and carried.

 

5(l)

To confirm the nomination of the Lord Mayor Hazel Chu, Councillor Claire O'Connor and Councillor Mary Freehill to the Dublin Belfast Economic Corridor Advisory Board.

Minutes:

It was proposed by Councillor Joe Costello and seconded by Councillor Mary Callaghan that the Lord Mayor Hazel Chu, Councillor Claire O'Connor and Councillor Mary Freehill be appointed to the Dublin Belfast Economic Corridor Advisory Board.  The motion was put and carried.

 

6.

Report No. 254/2020 of the Head of Finance (K. Quinn) - Monthly Local Fund Statement. pdf icon PDF 369 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Councillor Seámas McGrattan and seconded by Councillor Michael Pidgeon that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 254/2020.  The motion was put and carried.

 

7.

Report No. 266/2020 of the A/Assistant Chief Executive and City Engineer (J. Flanagan) - Update on the implementation of proposed Cycling Projects. pdf icon PDF 282 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Councillor Declan Flanagan and seconded by Councillor Ray McAdam that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 266/2020.  The motion was put and carried.

 

8.

Report No. 273/2020 of the Chief Executive (O. Keegan) - North City Operations Depot (NCOD). pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Councillor Keith Connolly and seconded by Councillor Anthony Connaghan that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 273/2020 and agrees to proceed with the development, subject to Ministerial sanction for the required loan being confirmed.  The motion was put and carried.

 

9.

Report No. 249/2020 of the Area Manager North Central Area (C. O' Reilly) - With reference to the proposed Extinguishment of the Public Right of Way over the laneway at 5, 7 & 9 Marino Park Avenue, Dublin 3. pdf icon PDF 829 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Councillor Declan Flanagan and seconded by Councillor Vincent Jackson That We, the Lord Mayor and Members of Dublin City Council, being the Roads Authority for the City of Dublin and being of the opinion that the Public Right of Way over the laneway at 5, 7 & 9 Marino Park Avenue, Dublin 3, as shown on the attached Drawing No R.M. 37448, is no longer required for public use, extinguish the public right of way in accordance with Section 73 of the Roads Act 1993”. The motion was put and carried.

 

10.

Report No. 268/2020 of the Area Manager Central Area (K. Mitchell) - With reference to a proposal to initiate the procedure for the extinguishment of the public right of way over that part of the lane to the rear of 1 to 24 Rathdown Road, Phibsborough, Dublin 7. pdf icon PDF 714 KB

Minutes:

 

It was proposed by Councillor Declan Flanagan and seconded by Councillor Vincent Jackson That We, the Lord Mayor and Members of Dublin City Council, being the Roads Authority for the City of Dublin and being of the opinion that the Public Right of Way over the part of the lane to the rear of 1 to 24 Rathdown Road, Phibsborough, Dublin 7 as shown on the attached Drawing No R.M. 37516, is no longer required for public use, extinguish the public right of way in accordance with Section 73 of the Roads Act 1993”. The motion was put and carried.

 

11.

Report No. 253/2020 of the Executive Manager (M. Hayes) - With reference to the disposal of the Fee Simple Interest under the Landlord and Tenant (Ground Rents) (No. 2) Act, 1978 in 11 premises.

Minutes:

It was proposed by Councillor Declan Flanagan and seconded by Councillor Vincent Jackson “That Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No 253/2020 and assents to the proposal outlined therein” The motion was put and carried.

 

12.

Report No. 256/2020 of the Senior Executive Officer (H. McNamara) - With reference to the proposed disposal of a plot comprising part of the rear garden of 86 Mourne Road, Drimnagh, Dublin 12.

Minutes:

It was proposed by Councillor Declan Flanagan and seconded by Councillor Vincent Jackson “That Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No 256/2020 and assents to the proposal outlined therein” The motion was put and carried.

 

13.

Report No. 257/2020 of the Senior Executive Officer (H. McNamara) - 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 Councillor Declan Flanagan and seconded by Councillor Vincent Jackson “That Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No 257/2020 and assents to the proposal outlined therein” The motion was put and carried.

 

14.

Report No. 258/2020 of the Senior Executive Officer (H. McNamara) - With reference to the Disposal of the Council’s Fee Simple interest in a premises at Kylemore Park South, Dublin 10. pdf icon PDF 263 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Councillor Declan Flanagan and seconded by Councillor Vincent Jackson “That Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No 258/2020 and assents to the proposal outlined therein” The motion was put and carried.

 

15.

Report No. 259/2020 of the Senior Executive Officer (H. McNamara) - With reference to the proposed disposal of the Council’s freehold interest in the property known as 312 Ballyfermot Road, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10. pdf icon PDF 282 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Councillor Declan Flanagan and seconded by Councillor Vincent Jackson “That Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No 259/2020 and assents to the proposal outlined therein” The motion was put and carried.

16.

Report No. 260/2020 of the Senior Executive Officer (H. McNamara) - With reference to the proposed grant of a car park licence to the owner of Apartment No 10, Block 1, Prospect Hill, Finglas Road, Dublin 11.

Minutes:

It was proposed by Councillor Declan Flanagan and seconded by Councillor Vincent Jackson “That Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No 260/2020 and assents to the proposal outlined therein” The motion was put and carried.

 

17.

Report No. 261/2020 of the Senior Executive Officer (H. McNamara) - With reference to the proposed grant of a 15 year Lease of Ground Floor and First Floor Units of Bridgefoot Court, Dublin 8 to Innovate Dublin Communities Ltd. pdf icon PDF 223 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Councillor Mannix Flynn and seconded by the Lord Mayor Hazel Chu that this item be deferred.  Agreed.             

18.

Report No. 262/2020 of the Assistant Chief Executive (R. Shakespeare) - With further reference to the proposed disposal of three apartments in New Priory, Hole in the Wall Road, Dublin 13.

Minutes:

It was proposed by Councillor Declan Flanagan and seconded by Councillor Vincent Jackson “That Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No 262/2020 and assents to the proposal outlined therein” The motion was put and carried.

19.

Report No. 263/2020 of the Senior Executive Officer (H. McNamara) - With reference to the proposed disposal of land to the rear of No. 68 Croydon Park Avenue, Marino, Dublin 3.

Minutes:

It was proposed by Councillor Declan Flanagan and seconded by Councillor Vincent Jackson “That Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No 263/2020 and assents to the proposal outlined therein” The motion was put and carried.

20.

Report No. 264/2020 of the Senior Executive Officer (H. McNamara) - With reference to a proposed exchange of lands at Cara Park, Belcamp, Dublin 17. pdf icon PDF 201 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Councillor Declan Flanagan and seconded by Councillor Vincent Jackson “That Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No 264/2020 and assents to the proposal outlined therein” The motion was put and carried.

21.

Report No. 267/2020 of the Assistant Chief Executive (R. Shakespeare) - With reference to the proposed disposal of two sites at the former St. Teresa’s Gardens, Dublin 8 to DBR-SCR1 Fund, a Sub-Fund of the CWTC Multi-Family ICAV. pdf icon PDF 6 MB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Councillor Michael Pidgeon and seconded by Councillor Ray McAdam “That Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No 267/2020 and assents to the proposal outlined therein” The motion was put and carried.  It was agreed that the contracts would be made available to Members for inspectiononce they have been executed.

22.

Report No. 270/2020 of the Chief Executive (O. Keegan) - Monthly Management Report. pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

It was proposed by the Councillor Declan Flanagan and seconded by Councillor Daithí Doolan that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 270/2020.  The motion was put and carried.

 

23.

Report No. 251/2020 of the Assistant Chief Executive (B. Kenny) - Social Housing Supply and Delivery Monthly Update Report. pdf icon PDF 530 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by the Councillor Declan Flanagan and seconded by Councillor Daithí Doolan that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 251/2020.  The motion was put and carried.

24.

Report No. 276/2020 of the Corporate Policy Group - Breviate of the meeting held on the 25th September 2020, Lord Mayor Hazel Chu, Chairperson. pdf icon PDF 291 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by the Councillor Declan Flanagan and seconded by Councillor Daithí Doolan that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 276/2020.  The motion was put and carried.

25.

Report No. 269/2020 of the Traffic & Transport Strategic Policy Committee - Breviate of the meeting held on the 2nd September 2020, Councillor Christy Burke, Chairperson. pdf icon PDF 212 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by the Councillor Declan Flanagan and seconded by Councillor Daithí Doolan that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 269/2020.  The motion was put and carried.

26.

Report No. 271/2020 of the Economic Development & Enterprise Strategic Policy Committee - Breviate of the meeting held on the 15th September 2020, Councillor Claire O'Connor, Chairperson. pdf icon PDF 234 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by the Councillor Declan Flanagan and seconded by Councillor Daithí Doolan that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 271/2020.  The motion was put and carried.

27.

Report No. 255/2020 of the Finance Strategic Policy Committee - Breviate of meeting held on 17th September 2020, Councillor Séamas McGrattan, Chairperson. pdf icon PDF 259 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by the Councillor Declan Flanagan and seconded by Councillor Daithí Doolan that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 255/2020.  The motion was put and carried.

 

28.

Report No. 265/2020 of the Housing Strategic Policy Committee - Breviate of the meeting held on the 9th September 2020, Councillor Alison Gilliland, Chairperson. pdf icon PDF 239 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by the Councillor Declan Flanagan and seconded by Councillor Daithí Doolan that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 265/2020.  The motion was put and carried.

29.

Report No. 245/2020 of the South East Area Committee - Breviate of the meeting held on 14th September 2020, Councillor Dermot Lacey, Chairperson. pdf icon PDF 142 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by the Councillor Declan Flanagan and seconded by Councillor Daithí Doolan that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 245/2020.  The motion was put and carried.

30.

Report No. 247/2020 of the Central Area Committee - Breviate of the meeting held on the 8th September 2020, Councillor Janice Boylan, Chairperson. pdf icon PDF 20 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by the Councillor Declan Flanagan and seconded by Councillor Daithí Doolan that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 247/2020.  The motion was put and carried.

31.

Report No. 272/2020 of the North Central Area Committee - Breviate of the meeting held on the 21st September 2020, Councillor Donna Cooney, Chairperson. pdf icon PDF 135 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by the Councillor Declan Flanagan and seconded by Councillor Daithí Doolan that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 272/2020.  The motion was put and carried.

 

32.

Report No. 248/2020 of the North West Area Committee - Breviate of the meeting held on the 15th September 2020, Councillor Caroline Conroy, Chairperson. pdf icon PDF 403 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by the Councillor Declan Flanagan and seconded by Councillor Daithí Doolan that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 248/2020.  The motion was put and carried.

 

33.

Report No. 250/2020 of the South Central Area Committee - Breviate of the meeting held on the 16th September 2020, Councillor Vincent Jackson, Chairperson. pdf icon PDF 139 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by the Councillor Declan Flanagan and seconded by Councillor Daithí Doolan that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 250/2020.  The motion was put and carried.

 

34.

Report No. 246/2020 of the Protocol Committee - Breviate of the meeting held on the 24th September 2020, Councillor Anne Feeney, Chairperson. pdf icon PDF 354 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by the Councillor Declan Flanagan and seconded by Councillor Daithí Doolan “That Dublin City Council adopts Report No. 246/2020.” The motion was put and carried.

 

35.

Topical Issue - As decided by Council on the night

Minutes:

No topical issues were put forward for discussion.

36.

Emergency Motion(s)

Minutes:

The Lord Mayor then requested permission of the City Council to take Emergency Motions.  Accordingly, the City Council suspended Standing Orders to agree the following emergency motions without debate:

 

Emergency Motion No. 1

That this Council calls on the Chief Executive to put in process whatever legal, operational or Covid Mobility measures necessary to incorporate Sunday Trading and late night Thursday trading into the Casual Trading Bye Laws.

Submitted by Councillor Anthony Flynn, Councillor Christy Burke, Councillor Nial Ring and Councillor Cieran Perry.

 

Emergency Motion No. 2

Arising from the Dublin Joint Policing Committee meeting last week which demonstrated an alarming increase in the availability of fireworks in Dublin this autumn and the consequent danger to life and limb, Dublin City Council calls on the Northern Ireland Assembly to align its legislation governing the sale of fireworks to the general public (allowed under a licensing system) with that of the Republic where the sale of fireworks to the general public is illegal. 

Submitted by Councillor Joe Costello, Councillor Kevin Donoghue, Councillor Mary Freehill, Councillor Alison Gilliland, Councillor Jane Horgan Jones, Councillor Dermot Lacey, Councillor Declan Meenagh and Councillor Darragh Moriarty.

 

Emergency Motion No. 3 was proposed by Councillor Deirdre Heney as Councillor Conroy was not present

To ask the Council if The O’Rahilly historic Edwardian Villa on Herbert Park Road can be re-built and restored as a Historic Republican Museum, having been indiscriminately excluded from the Record of Protected Structures which includes far less significant and less historic built heritage in Dublin. 

Submitted by Councillor Deirdre Conroy.

 

Emergency Motion No.4

That Dublin City Council:

·         deplores the demolition of 40 Herbert Park, home of The O’Rahilly, Nancy O’Rahilly, and family, on 29 September 2020,

·         notes that this Council had voted to list the building on the Record of Protected Structures on 14 September, which had been tabled as early as 21 April 2020,

·         further notes that the developer was made aware of the City Council’s intention to assess the site for the purpose of listing the building on 28 April and 2 September,

·         further notes that the developer had sought that the City Council not proceed with this process, to which the Council asserted its entitlement to pursue the statutory process,

·         expresses concern regarding the integrity of the planning process as a result of the developer demolishing the building despite the window for appeals by way of judicial review on the An Bord Pleanála decision remaining open,

·         expresses concern at the planning authority’s view that false or misleading information was provided to the Building Control Authority when seeking validation of the commencement notice for works on the site, whether wilfully or recklessly, not in compliance with conditions of planning permission,

·         welcomes the halting of works on the site,

·         calls for the immediate restoration of the house,

·         expresses grave concern at the implications of the demolition for other historic buildings and sites in the city,

37.

Motions on Notice pdf icon PDF 268 KB

Minutes:

Not reached. To be re-listed for the November City Council meeting.