{meta} Agenda for Monthly Council Meeting on Monday 7th December, 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 opened the meeting by asking Council for agreement on rescheduling the January Council meeting to the 11th January 2021. The request was approved.

 

·         The Lord Mayor paid tribute to two staff members who will be retiring this December and who have given a life of public service to the people of Dublin.

 

Dr. Mary Clark, Dublin City Archivist who has been a constant help to Lord Mayors, Councillors and staff of Dublin City Council with her knowledge of the city of Dublin, history of the City Council, of the Office of the Lord Mayor and the Mansion House.  She started with Dublin Corporation on 5th November 1979 and was the first city archivist since Sir John Gilbert in 1898. She, and the Archives, have been located in City Hall, Civic Museum and most recently in Pearse Street Library & Archive. Thanks to her work the City Council has a very good history of Dublin including new collections being donated to the Archive.

 

Eileen Gleeson, Director of the Dublin Region Homeless Executive who retires on Christmas Eve. She has dedicated the last number of years working in Dublin City Council to those who are homeless on the streets of Dublin. She has shown great professionalism and humanity in working in this challenging position and has made a real difference through her work to those in need in our city.   

 

Representatives from all the political groups on the Council joined the Lord Mayor in expressing their gratitude to Ms. Gleeson and Dr. Clark for their years of service and wished them well in their retirement.

 

·         The Lord Mayor informed Members that 6th December marked the 100th   anniversary of the City Council moving its meetings to the Mansion House.  On 6th December 1920 the British Army entered the Council Chamber in City Hall and arrested two Aldermen and four Councillors.  Later City Hall and Municipal Buildings were requisitioned by the British Army and Dublin City Council moved to the Mansion House for its meetings where it remained for the following four years.

 

·         The Lord Mayor reported that following 13 meetings, the Lord Mayor’s Task Force on Homelessness will present its report to Minister O’Brien, Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage. For the past number of months the Task Force has heard from Service Users and Service Providers which will culminate in the submission of a “Top Five Requests” to the Minister on Friday next.  The Lord Mayor thanked Brendan Kenny, Eileen Gleeson and all the Elected Members who worked on the Task Force.

 

·         The Lord Mayor briefed Members on the Christmas events at the Mansion House:

 

IFA Live Animal Crib will open tomorrow at 11am and will be on the forecourt of the Mansion House from 11am to 5pm every day until Christmas Eve when it will close at 2pm.  It has changed slightly to allow for Covid compliance but I’m delighted to be able to continue the Mansion House tradition.

 

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2.

Ceisteanna fé Bhuan Ordú Úimhir 16 pdf icon PDF 536 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 144 questions lodged for the City Council meeting were issued. The Questions and Answers are set out in Appendix A to these minutes.

3.

Correspondence

3(a)

Letter dated 6th November 2020 from Sligo County Council conveying the terms of a resolution passed at their recent meeting calling on the Taoiseach to implement the recommendations of the Grant Thornton report on the future of the post office network. pdf icon PDF 359 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.

3(b)

Letter dated 16th October 2020 from Kerry County Council conveying the terms of a resolution passed at their recent meeting that the Killarney MD would put up notices at uncontrolled crossing, informing the public that they do not have the right just to walk, as this is at the discretion of the driver and cyclists to stop. pdf icon PDF 206 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.

3(c)

Letter dated 12th November 2020 from Carlow County Council conveying the terms of a resolution passed at their recent meeting recognising that the Mother and Baby homes represent a very dark part of our states history and that the survivors of the Mother and Baby homes have legitimate concerns regarding access to their personal information. pdf icon PDF 462 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.

To confirm the minutes of the City Council Meeting held on 16th November 2020. pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

Cllr. James Geoghegan asked for clarification regarding item 13 on the minutes, Report No. 311/2020.

 

It was confirmed that Report No. 310/2020 and 311/2020 were taken together and both were rejected. The minutes will be amended to reflect this and resubmitted for approval in January 2021.

5.

To fill one vacancy on the City of Dublin Education and Training Board (CDETB) following the resignation of Cllr. Noeleen Reilly.

Minutes:

It was agreed to defer the filling of this vacancy to the January 2021 City Council meeting.

6.

Disposal of Fee Simple and Freehold Interest:

6(a)

Report No. 303/2020 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 Lord Mayor Hazel Chu and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghanthat Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 303/2020 and assents to the proposal outlined therein. The motion was put and carried.

 

6(b)

Report No. 339/2020 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 15 premises.

Minutes:

It was proposed by Lord Mayor Hazel Chu and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghanthat Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 339/2020 and assents to the proposal outlined therein. The motion was put and carried.

 

6(c)

Report No. 344/2020 of the Executive Manager (P. Clegg) - With reference to the proposed disposal of fee simple interest in a site at the former St. Michaels Estate, Inchicore, Dublin 8. pdf icon PDF 265 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Lord Mayor Hazel Chu and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghanthat Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 344/2020 and assents to the proposal outlined therein. The motion was put and carried.

 

6(d)

Report No. 299/2020 of the Assistant Chief Executive (R. Shakespeare) - With reference to the proposed disposal of fee simple interest in a site at Railway Street, Dublin 1. pdf icon PDF 925 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Lord Mayor Hazel Chu and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghanthat Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 299/2020 and assents to the proposal outlined therein. The motion was put and carried.

 

6(e)

Report No. 295/2020 of the Senior Executive Officer (H. McNamara) - With reference to the proposed disposal of the Council's freehold interest in the property known as 15 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2. pdf icon PDF 298 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Lord Mayor Hazel Chu and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghanthat Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 295/2020 and assents to the proposal outlined therein. The motion was put and carried.

 

6(f)

Report No. 300/2020 of the Senior Executive Officer (H. McNamara) - With reference to the proposed disposal of the Council's freehold interest in the property known as 111D Malahide Road, Dublin 3. pdf icon PDF 282 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Lord Mayor Hazel Chu and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghanthat Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 300/2020 and assents to the proposal outlined therein. The motion was put and carried.

 

6(g)

Report No. 345/2020 of the Executive Manager (P. Clegg) - With reference to the proposed disposal of the Council’s freehold interest in the property known as Units 1-3 Whitehall Works, 96A Drumcondra Road Upper located to the rear of 94A-104 Drumcondra Road Upper, Dublin 9. pdf icon PDF 749 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Lord Mayor Hazel Chu and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghanthat Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 345/2020 and assents to the proposal outlined therein. The motion was put and carried.

 

7.

Granting of Licenses and Leases to Community and Voluntary Groups

7(a)

Report No. 293/2020 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 CLG. pdf icon PDF 224 KB

Minutes:

Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghan informed Council that she had a conflict of interest in relation to this item and left the meeting for the duration of the discussion on the matter.

 

It was proposed by Lord Mayor Hazel Chu and seconded by Cllr. Tara Deacy that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 293/2020 and assents to the proposal outlined therein. The motion was put and carried.

 

 

 

7(b)

Report No. 291/2020 of the Senior Executive Officer (H. McNamara) - With reference to the proposed grant of a Lease of a property at 180 - 187 Townsend Street Dublin 2 and the grant of a Building Licence at same address to the Peter McVerry Trust. pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

 

It was proposed by Lord Mayor Hazel Chu and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghanthat Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 291/2020 and assents to the proposal outlined therein. The motion was put and carried.

 

7(c)

Report No. 346/2020 of the Executive Manager (P. Clegg) - With reference to the proposed disposal of a Lease of 23-24 Buckingham Street Lower, Dublin 1. pdf icon PDF 212 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Lord Mayor Hazel Chu and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghanthat Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 346/2020 and assents to the proposal outlined therein. The motion was put and carried.

 

7(d)

Report No. 349/2020 of the Executive Manager (P. Clegg) - With reference to the proposed grant of a Lease of a Crèche Facility at Churchwell Gardens, Ayrfield, Dublin 13 pdf icon PDF 311 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Lord Mayor Hazel Chu and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghanthat Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 349/2020 and assents to the proposal outlined therein. The motion was put and carried.

 

7(e)

Report No. 347/2020 of the Executive Manager (P. Clegg) - With reference to the proposed grant of a Lease of 14 Henrietta Street, Dublin 1 to Dublin City Council Culture Company CLG. pdf icon PDF 150 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Lord Mayor Hazel Chu and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghanthat Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 347/2020 and assents to the proposal outlined therein. The motion was put and carried.

 

7(f)

Report No. 341/2020 of the Executive Manager (P. Clegg) - With reference to the proposed grant of a further licence of Unit 7 Liberty Corner, James Joyce Street, Dublin 1 to the Wexford Centre Project CLG (Company Limited by Guarantee). pdf icon PDF 353 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Lord Mayor Hazel Chu and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghanthat Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 341/2020 and assents to the proposal outlined therein. The motion was put and carried.

 

7(g)

Report No. 343/2020 of the Executive Manager (P. Clegg) - With reference to the proposed grant of 3 year licence for the use of a site at Sean McDermott Street Lower, Dublin 1, to Lourdes Day Care Centre CLG. pdf icon PDF 203 KB

Minutes:

Cllr. Joe Costello informed Council that he had a conflict of interest in relation to this item and left the meeting for the duration of the discussion on the matter.

 

It was proposed by Lord Mayor Hazel Chu and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghanthat Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 343/2020 and assents to the proposal outlined therein. The motion was put and carried.

 

7(h)

Report No. 353/2020 of the Executive Manager (P. Clegg) - With reference to the proposed grant of a licence to The Daughters of Charity Disability Support Services of the former Creche (located in the grounds at the rear of Mountview House) Shelerin Road, Clonsilla, Dublin 15 pdf icon PDF 490 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Lord Mayor Hazel Chu and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghanthat Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 353/2020 and assents to the proposal outlined therein. The motion was put and carried.

 

7(i)

Report No. 342/2020 of the Executive Manager (P. Clegg) - With reference to the proposed grant of a further licence of a community garden at DeCourcey Square, Glasnevin, Dublin 9. pdf icon PDF 665 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Lord Mayor Hazel Chu and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghanthat Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 342/2020 and assents to the proposal outlined therein. The motion was put and carried.

 

8.

Disposal of Land:

8(a)

Report No. 292/2020 of the Senior Executive Officer (H. McNamara) - With reference to the proposed disposal of a plot to the rear of No. 12 Croydon Park Avenue, Marino, Dublin 3.

Minutes:

It was proposed by Lord Mayor Hazel Chu and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghanthat Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 292/2020 and assents to the proposal outlined therein. The motion was put and carried.

 

8(b)

Report No. 294/2020 of the Senior Executive Officer (H. McNamara) - With reference to the proposed disposal of a plot of ground to the rear of No.26 Broadstone Avenue, Phibsborough, Dublin 7.

Minutes:

It was proposed by Lord Mayor Hazel Chu and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghanthat Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 294/2020 and assents to the proposal outlined therein. The motion was put and carried.

 

8(c)

Report No. 296/2020 of the Senior Executive Officer (H. McNamara) - With reference to the proposed disposal of a plot at 606 Clonard Road, Crumlin, Dublin 12.

Minutes:

It was proposed by Lord Mayor Hazel Chu and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghanthat Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 296/2020 and assents to the proposal outlined therein. The motion was put and carried.

 

8(d)

Report No. 348/2020 of the Executive Manager (P. Clegg) - With reference to the proposed disposal of a plot to the rear of No. 23 Brian Boru Avenue, Clontarf, Dublin 3.

Minutes:

It was proposed by Lord Mayor Hazel Chu and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghanthat Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 348/2020 and assents to the proposal outlined therein. The motion was put and carried.

 

8(e)

Report No. 297/2020 of the Senior Executive Officer (H. McNamara) - With reference to the proposed disposal of a plot at 604 Clonard Road, Crumlin, Dublin 12.

Minutes:

It was proposed by Lord Mayor Hazel Chu and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghanthat Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 297/2020 and assents to the proposal outlined therein. The motion was put and carried.

 

8(f)

Report No. 301/2020 of the Senior Executive Officer (H. McNamara) - With reference to the proposed disposal of a plot of land at Malahide Road, Clare Hall, Dublin 17. pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Lord Mayor Hazel Chu and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghanthat Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 301/2020 and assents to the proposal outlined therein. The motion was put and carried.

 

9.

Disposal of Property:

9(a)

Report No. 350/2020 of the Assistant Chief Executive (R. Shakespeare) - With further reference to the proposed disposal of fourteen apartments in New Priory, Hole in the Wall Road, Dublin 13.

Minutes:

It was proposed by Lord Mayor Hazel Chu and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghanthat Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 350/2020 and assents to the proposal outlined therein. The motion was put and carried.

 

9(b)

Report No. 298/2020 of the Assistant Chief Executive (R. Shakespeare) - With further reference to the proposed disposal of one apartment in New Priory, Hole in the Wall Road, Dublin 13.

Minutes:

It was proposed by Lord Mayor Hazel Chu and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghanthat Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 298/2020 and assents to the proposal outlined therein. The motion was put and carried.

 

9(c)

Report No. 351/2020 of the Executive Manager (P. Clegg) - With reference to the proposed disposal of a an apartment at 9 Cranford Court, Donnybrook, Dublin 4 to Peter McVerry Trust (PMVT) pdf icon PDF 555 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Lord Mayor Hazel Chu and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghanthat Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 351/2020 and assents to the proposal outlined therein. The motion was put and carried.

 

10.

Report No. 352/2020 of the Assistant Chief Executive (R. Shakespeare) - With Reference to the Proposed Criteria for Disposing of City Council Sites/Properties. pdf icon PDF 214 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Lord Mayor Hazel Chu and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghanthat Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 352/2020. The motion was put and carried.

 

11.

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:

11(a)

Report No. 332/2020: Proposal for the refurbishment of the existing public park at the site bounded by Gardiner Street on the east, Sean McDermott Street on the south, Rutland Street School adjoins the western boundary and a residential development adjoins the northern boundary. pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Lord Mayor Hazel Chu and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghanthat Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 332/2020 and hereby approves the contents therein. The motion was put and carried.

 

11(b)

Report No. 320/2020: Proposal for the construction of a single storey extension to the existing Dublin City Council Creche, Ground Floor, West Facade, Block 2, Dublin City Council, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8. pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Lord Mayor Hazel Chu and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghanthat Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 320/2020 and hereby approves the contents therein. The motion was put and carried.

 

11(c)

Report No. 309/2020: Proposal for the retention of the existing use for a further period of 12 months of the former Parish Centre at 12-14 Carman's Hall, Dublin 8 as emergency accommodation for people experiencing homelessness, as necessitated by the Covid-19 pandemic. pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Lord Mayor Hazel Chu and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghanthat Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 309/2020 and hereby approves the contents therein. The motion was put and carried.

 

12.

Report No. 357/2020 of the Assistant Chief Executive (B. Kenny) - with reference to the Proposed Borrowing for Housing Capital Planned Maintenance. pdf icon PDF 201 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Lord Mayor Hazel Chu and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghanthat Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 357/2020 of the Assistant Chief Executive with reference to the Proposed Borrowing for Housing Capital Planned Maintenance, and hereby approves the borrowing requirement as set out therein, subject to the sanction of the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage. The motion was put and carried.

13.

Report No. 288/2020 of the Chief Executive (O. Keegan) - Performance Indicators 2019. pdf icon PDF 365 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Lord Mayor Hazel Chu and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghanthat Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 288/2020. The motion was put and carried.

 

14.

Report No. 334/2020 of the Assistant Chief Executive & City Engineer (J. Flanagan) - Update on the implementation of proposed Cycling Projects. pdf icon PDF 371 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Lord Mayor Hazel Chu and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghanthat Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 334/2020. The motion was put and carried.

 

15.

Report No. 355/2020 of the Head of Technical Services(B. O'Brien) - With reference to Covid Mobility Interventions pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Members thanked Brendan O’Brien and his team for their hard work and commitment during the Covid-19 pandemic. They raised several issues in relation to the ongoing mobility interventions across the city.

 

The Manager agreed to respond in writing to the issues raised by the Members during the debate.

 

It was proposed by Lord Mayor Hazel Chu and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghanthat Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 355/2020. The motion was put and carried.

16.

Topical Issues - As decided by Council on the night

Minutes:

No Topical Issues were submitted.

17.

Emergency Motion(s)

Minutes:

The Following Emergency Motions were taken without debate:

 

Emergency Motion No. 1:

 

As street performances this December have been banned due to Covid restrictions and public health concerns, that Dublin City Council find ways to support our street performers to reach an audience and make an income this Christmas/December, be it through providing recordings of pieces, working with radio stations/TV/media to play selected pieces and or through speakers on street, helping to make videos of performances shown on DCC websites and social media and any other ways creative effective and safe ways to support street performers who’s work brings joy and colour to our streets and that really need our support more than ever this Christmas.

 

Submitted by: Cllr. Donna Cooney, Cllr. Sophie Nicoullaud, Cllr. Caroline Conroy, Cllr. Darcy Lonergan, Cllr. Christy Burke, Cllr. Janet Horner, Cllr. Dearbháil Butler, Cllr. Claire Byrne.

 

Emergency Motion No. 2:

 

Dublin City Council recognises that Covid has posed huge challenges for council management and council staff. We applaud the cooperation and commitment of staff right across Dublin City.One of the challenges has been the monthly council meetings and working through the agenda. In order to deal with the backlog of motions Dublin City Council agrees to host at least one extra meeting a month from January 2021 until the motions have been cleared.

 

Submitted by: Cllr. Daithi Doolan, Cllr, Janice Boylan, Cllr. Daniel Céitinn, Cllr. Máire Devine, Cllr Anthony Connaghan, Cllr Larry O'Toole, Cllr Seamas McGrattan, Cllr. Micheál MacDonncha.

 

 

18.

It was proposed by Lord Mayor Hazel Chu and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghan that the meeting be adjourned to Monday 14th December 2020. The motion was put and carried.

The meeting concluded at 8.10pm and in accordance with Standing Orders all other items remaining on the Agenda were deferred to the adjourned meeting of the City Council to be held on the 14th December 2020.