{meta} Agenda for Monthly Council Meeting on Monday 16th November, 2020, 6.15 pm

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1.

Lord Mayor's Business

Minutes:

The Lord Mayor opened the meeting by calling for a moments silence to remember
the following individuals who had recently died:

 

·         Robert Fisk, renowned Journalist, Author and Historian who died on Friday 30th October, 2020.

·         The three individuals who died in the attack in Nice on Thursday 29th October 2020

·         The four people who died and those injured in the attack in Vienna on Monday 2nd November 2020

 

The Lord Mayor informed Members that she had received a request that Dublin City Council support a campaign to have 32 Medals recommended by Comdt Pat Quinlan to be awarded to his men for the Siege of Jadotville during the Congo Crisis in September 1961.  Twelve of the men were from Dublin. Other Councils in Ireland have also submitted motions of support to acknowledge these men as Irish heroes.  The medals are 5 Military Medals for Gallantry and 27 Distinguished Service Medals to the Irish Soldiers of A Company 35th Infantry Battalion who bravely defended the Siege of Jadotville serving under a UN mandate in the Democratic Republic of Congo. On Wednesday last, Minister for Defence Simon Coveney told Seanad Éireann that the issuing of these medals will be considered by an independent group of experts.

 

It was agreed that Dublin City Council approve support of this campaign and the Lord Mayor will forward a letter from Dublin City Council to the Minister of Defence and the President advising of the approval of the City Council for these medals to be awarded.

 

The Lord Mayor expressed solidarity with the women of Poland who are currently protesting the ruling of the Constitutional Tribunal regarding abortion.

 

The Lord Mayor extended congratulations to all those involved in the setting up of the first Women’s Committee on Dublin City Council.

 

The Lord Mayor announced that the Task Force on Homelessness has continued to meet on a weekly basis and is benefiting from input from both Service users and Service providers.  Minister for Housing, Minister Darragh O’Brien has confirmed his attendance for the Lord Mayor’s Task Force on Homelessness on Friday 11th December. 

 

The Lord Mayor has met with staff of Dublin City Council’s Social Inclusion Unit and will continue to work with them during the preparation of the Integration Strategy for the City as provided for within the Corporate Plan

 

The Lord Mayor’s Award for October (Nursing Homes category) was presented to Nurse Trish Donegan.  The November Award is for staff in the Transport Sector and nominations close tonight.  In December the category is Hospital Services Staff and nominations will be open from 1st to 16th December.

 

2.

Report No. 317/2020 of the Senior Executive Officer (D. Ní Raghallaigh) - Amendment to Standing Orders 2020. pdf icon PDF 855 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

It was proposed by Lord Mayor Hazel Chu and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghan that Dublin City Council hereby adopts the revised Standing Orders
as set out in Report No 317/2020. The motion was put to a vote and was carried. Details of the vote can be found in Appendix A of these minutes.

Recorded Vote
TitleTypeRecorded Vote textResult
Vote No. 1 To approve Report No. 317/2020 to amend Standing Orders 2020 Ad-Hoc Carried
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  • 3.

    Ceisteanna fé Bhuan Ordú Úimhir 16 pdf icon PDF 624 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    It was moved by Lord Mayor Hazel Chu and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghan that Dublin City Council approves the Dublin Chief Executive answering the questions lodged. The motion having been put and carried, written answers to the 138 questions lodged for the City Council meeting were issued. The Questions and Answers are set out in Appendix B to these minutes.

    4.

    Correspondence

    4(a)

    Letter dated 29th September 2020 from Louth County Council conveying the terms of a resolution passed at their recent meeting that Louth County Council calls on the Minister of Housing, Local Government & Heritage to ensure supports are put in place to compensate all local authorities for the negative financial impact of COVID-19 and ensure that there is no reduction in the essential services provided by the Council to the community as a result of this crisis. pdf icon PDF 95 KB

    Minutes:

    It was moved by Lord Mayor Hazel Chu and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghan that that Dublin City Council notes the contents of this letter. The motion was put and carried.

    4(b)

    Letter dated 2nd October 2020 from Galway County Council conveying the terms of a resolution passed at their recent meeting that Galway County Council calls on Debenhams grant their former Debenhams employees an additional two weeks redundancy payment, in addition to the two weeks statutory payment, in recognition of the years of loyal service they have given to the company. pdf icon PDF 47 KB

    Minutes:

    It was moved by Lord Mayor Hazel Chu and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghan that that Dublin City Council notes the contents of this letter. The motion was put and carried.

     

    4(c)

    Letter dated the 7th October 2020 from Meath County Council conveying the terms of two motions passed at their recent meeting in relation to details of confirmed COVID-19 cases on a townland basis and to introduce a remunerated "Dump" to reduce pharmaceutical waste in the environment. pdf icon PDF 171 KB

    Minutes:

    It was moved by Lord Mayor Hazel Chu and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghan that that Dublin City Council notes the contents of this letter. The motion was put and carried.

     

    4(d)

    Letter dated the 9th October 2020 from Wexford County Council conveying the terms of a resolution passed at their recent meeting that Wexford County Council call on the government to amend the remit of Irish Water to fund the County Councils to allow them to deal with, increase capacity in and manage rural waste water systems. pdf icon PDF 101 KB

    Minutes:

    It was moved by Lord Mayor Hazel Chu and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghan that that Dublin City Council notes the contents of this letter. The motion was put and carried.

    4(e)

    Letter dated 5th November 2020 from Mid Ulster District Council concerning 40 Herbert Park. pdf icon PDF 136 KB

    Minutes:

    It was moved by Lord Mayor Hazel Chu and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghan that that Dublin City Council notes the contents of this letter. The motion was put and carried.

     

    5.

    To confirm the minutes of the City Council Meeting held on 5 October 2020. pdf icon PDF 1 MB

    Minutes:

    The minutes of the City Council Meeting held on 5th October having been printed,
    certified by the Meetings Administrator, circulated to the Members and taken as read,
    were signed by the Lord Mayor.

    6.

    To fill vacancies on the following committees and outside bodies:

    6(a)

    One vacancy on the Protocol Committee.

    Minutes:

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

    6(b)

    One vacancy on the Housing Strategic Policy Committee following the resignation of Cllr. Racheal Batten.

    Minutes:

    It was proposed by Councillor Deirdre Heney and seconded by Councillor
    Racheal Batten that Councillor Eimer McCormack be appointed as a member of the
    Housing Strategic Policy Committee. The motion was put and carried

    7.

    Report No. 289/2020 of the Head of Finance (K. Quinn) - Monthly Local Fund Statement. pdf icon PDF 390 KB

    Minutes:

    It was proposed by Lord Mayor Hazel Chu and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghan that that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 289/2020. The motion was put and carried.

    8.

    Report No. 278/2020 of the A/Assistant Chief Executive and City Engineer (J. Flanagan) - Update on the implementation of proposed Cycling Projects. pdf icon PDF 281 KB

    Minutes:

    It was proposed by Lord Mayor Hazel Chu and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghan that that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 278/2020. The motion was put and carried.

     

    9.

    Report No. 307/2020 of the Climate Action, Environment and Energy Strategic Policy Committee - Climate Change Action Plan Annual Report 2020. pdf icon PDF 4 MB

    Minutes:

    It was proposed by Lord Mayor Hazel Chu and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghan that that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 307/2020. The motion was put and carried.

     

    10.

    Report No. 318/2020 of the Executive Managers (C. Reilly & M. Taylor) - Halloween 2020 in the Areas. pdf icon PDF 629 KB

    Minutes:

    It was proposed by Lord Mayor Hazel Chu and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghan that that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 318/2020. The motion was put and carried.

     

    11.

    Report No. 319/2020 of the A/Executive Manager (B. O'Brien) - With reference to the Proposed Construction of Strand Road Cycle Track: Notification under Section 138 of the Local Government Act, 2001. pdf icon PDF 512 KB

    Minutes:

    It was proposed by Lord Mayor Hazel Chu and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghan that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 319/2020. The motion was put and carried.

     

    13.

    Report No. 310/2020 of the Senior Executive Officer (H. McNamara) - With reference to the proposed disposal of a site at Oscar Traynor Road, Coolock, Dublin 5 to Glenveagh Living Limited. pdf icon PDF 1 MB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The following amendment to Report No. 310/2020 was proposed by Cllrs. Heney, Batten, Connolly, De Roiste, McCormack, Watters, Barron, Brabazon, O’Connor and D. Conroy.

     

    “That this City Council notes the contents of report number 310/2020 and agrees to defer taking a decision on the proposal outlined therein, in order to allow for:

     

    (a) Consultation, as promised, to take place between the proposed developer and the local residents' and public representatives consultative forum and 

     

    (b) Discussions to take place between Dublin City Council, the Minister for Housing, Local Government & Heritage and all other stakeholders, to try and achieve a better outcome in terms of a reduced cost of affordable housing.”

     

    This amendment was put to a vote and was defeated. Details of the vote can be found in Appendix C to these minutes.

     

     

    It was then proposed by Lord Mayor Hazel Chu and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghan that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 310/2020 and Report 311/2020 and assents to the proposal outlined therein. The motion was put to a vote and was defeated. Details of the vote can be found in Appendix D to these minutes.

     

     

    Recorded Vote
    TitleTypeRecorded Vote textResult
    Vote No. 2 To approve the motion to amend Report No 310/2020 (Defer) Ad-Hoc Rejected
    Vote No. 3 Disposal Ad-Hoc Rejected
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  • 12.

    Report No. 311/2020 of the Assistant Chief Executive (B. Kenny) - Development of Dublin City Council Land at Oscar Traynor Road in Coolock. pdf icon PDF 5 MB

    Minutes:

    This report was taken with report 310/2020 and was defeated.

    44.

    Emergency Motion(s)

    Minutes:

    The Lord Mayor 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:

    “This Council welcomes the government’s recent decision on access to information for those affected by “historical” abuse and their commitment to work with the Data Protection Commission to fully vindicate the rights of people who experienced forced family separation abuses. We ask that the Lord Mayor write to the Minister on behalf of the Council stressing the urgent need to establish the swift recruitment of data protection law expert committees who are independent of government Departments and Tusla, and who will administer the data protection obligations.”

    Submitted by Councillors  Máire Devine,  Cieran Perry,  Catherine Stocker,  Michael MacDonncha,  Tina MacVeigh,  Hazel De Nortúin,  Alison Gilliland,  Declan Meenagh,  Darragh Moriarty,  Donna Cooney,  Daithí Doolan,  Seamas McGrattan,  Daniel Céitinn,  Larry O’ Toole,  Dermot Lacey,  Pat Dunne,  Colm O’Rourke,  James Geoghegan,  Deirdre Conroy,  Janice Boylan,  Mannix Flynn.  Anthony Connaghan, Michael MacDonncha,  Ray McAdam,  Deirdre Heney

     

    Emergency Motion No. 2:

    “Dublin City Council condemns in the strongest possible terms the racist tweets sent to An ArdmhéaraHazel Chu. Dublin City Councillors stand with our Lord Mayor against these objectionable tweets. Racism has no place in Irish society and we, as members of political parties from across the political spectrum, will call out every time all of those involved in such behaviour. Dublin City Council is committed to social inclusion, celebrating diversity and to tackling racism where ever and whenever it raises its head.”

    Submitted by Councillors Daithí Doolan, Claire Byrne, Mary Callaghan, Lord Mayor Hazel Chu, Caroline Conroy, Donna Cooney, Hazel de Nortúin, Tara Deacy, Dearbháil Butler, Janet Horner, Darcy Lonergan, Tina MacVeigh, Carolyn Moore, Sophie Nicoullaud, Cat O' Driscoll, Michael Pidgeon, Patricia Roe, Catherine Stocker, Cieran Perry, Ray McAdam and Deirdre Heney

     

    Emergency Motion No. 3:

    “This motion seeks that City Councillors are urgently updated on the progress of adding the Player Wills Factory Building to the Record of Protected Structures (RPS), recommended by the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage (NIAH) following the adoption of a motion by the Dublin South Central Area Committee on 21 November 2018, almost two years ago. Furthermore, this City Council immediately mandates the Executive begin the process of adding this building to the RPS.”

    Submitted by Councillors Darragh Moriarty, Máire Devine, Michael Pidgeon, Tina MacVeigh Michael Watters

     

    Emergency Motion No. 4:

    “The City Council calls for equality of treatment for traditional Christmas street traders on Henry Street. We regard it as fundamentally unfair that resumption of the market should be completely ruled out this year even where restrictions are eased to the extent that shops on Henry Street are open as normal. We call on City Council management to work with street traders to facilitate the resumption of the market this Christmas, subject to all necessary public health measures appropriate to the level then in place.”

    Submitted by Councillors Janice Boylan, Christy Burke  ...  view the full minutes text for item 44.

    The meeting concluded at 8.10pm and in accordance with Standing Orders all other items remaining on the Agenda were deferred to the next meeting of the City Council to be held on the 7th December 2020.