{meta} Agenda for Monthly Council Meeting on Monday 11th January, 2021, 6.15 pm

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No. Item

1.

Lord Mayor's Business

Minutes:

The Lord Mayor opened the meeting by sending condolences of the Council to Councillor Catherine Stocker who recently suffered a family bereavement.

 

The Lord Mayor informed Members that with their agreement this meeting would be adjourned to the 18th January at 6.15pm to deal with any outstanding items left on the agenda and the motions on notice. She also informed members that there would be a Special Council Meeting on 8th February on Traveller Accommodation following a request by several councillors.

 

The Lord Mayor reminded Members that donation forms have been circulated and must be returned to the Chief Executive’s Office by 31st January 2021.  The forms must be signed and witnessed by a Commissioner for Oaths, a Notary Public, a Peace   Commissioner or a Practicing Solicitor.

 

The Lord Mayor thanked everyone who assisted with events at the Mansion House over the Christmas period especially those who attended the Homeless Christmas Day Dinner. 

 

The Lord Mayor gave an update on the roll out of the Integration Strategy which will start with a webinar at the end of January involving individuals and organisations working on this issue at ground level. She also thanked Councillors for their support following the recent threats that she and her family received. It is this type of discrimination that the Integration Strategy will hopefully help address.

 

The Lord Mayor confirmed that one Emergency Motion, submitted by Councillor Daithi Doolan in relation to the major fire that took place at the Thornton recycling plant in Ballyfermot on Saturday night, will be taken without debate.

2.

Ceisteanna fé Bhuan Ordú Úimhir 16 pdf icon PDF 706 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 125 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 the 18th November 2020 from Cavan County Council conveying the terms of a resolution passed at their recent meeting requesting Cavan County Council write to the Central Area Committee to call on the Office of Public Works to recover the remains of Joseph Brady, Daniel Curly, Michael Fagan, Thomas Caffrey and Tim Kelly, at what is commonly called the Invincibles Yard in Kilmainham Goal pdf icon PDF 377 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.

 

It was also agreed that the correspondence be forwarded to the Arts, Culture, Leisure and Recreation SPC for consideration.

3(b)

Letter dated the 30th November 2020 from Galway 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 State's history and that the survivors of the Mother and Baby homes have legitimate concerns regarding access to their personal information. pdf icon PDF 45 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 the 11th December 2020 from Waterford County Council conveying the terms of a resolution passed at their recent meeting that Waterford County Council supports the former Debenhams workers and calls on KPMG and the Government to immediately engage with the workers and their representatives in the Mandate trade union. pdf icon PDF 156 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(d)

Letter dated 11th December 2020 from Minister Simon Coveney, Minister for Defence and Foreign Affairs in response to Jadotville correspondence sent under the Lord Mayors Business at the City Council meeting held on 16th November 2020. pdf icon PDF 953 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(e)

Letter dated the 17th December 2020 from Galway County Council conveying the terms of a resolution passed at their recent meeting that Galway County Council write to the Minister for Justice Helen McEntee to request that the review of the 3rd National Strategy on Domestic Sexual and Gender based Violence is expedited to provide a fit for purpose strategy taking into account the additional reported rise in domestic abuse incidents occurring during COVID Pandemic restricted conditions and the urgent need for additional refuge places and adequately resourced services. pdf icon PDF 39 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 Monthly City Council meeting held on the 16th November 2020, the Budget meeting held on the 26th November 2020, the Monthly City Council meeting held on the 7th December 2020 and the Adjourned City Council meeting held on the 14th December 2020. pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the City Council Meeting held on the 16th November 2020, the Budget meeting held on the 26th November 2020, the Monthly City Council meeting held on the 7th December 2020 and the Adjourned City Council meeting held on the 14th December 2020, 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 one vacancy on the City of Dublin Education and Training Board (CDETB) following the resignation of Cllr. Noeleen Reilly.

Minutes:

It was proposed by Cllr. Cieran Perry and seconded by Cllr. Anthony Flynn that Cllr. John Lyons be appointed to the City of Dublin Education and Training Board. The motion was put and carried.

6.

Disposal of Land:

6(a)

Report No. 22/2021 of the Assistant Chief Executive (R. Shakespeare) - With further reference to the proposed disposal of five 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 Callaghan that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 22/2021 and assents to the proposal outlined therein. The motion was put and carried.

 

The Assistant Chief Executive (B. Kenny) agreed to revert to Cllr Mannix Flynn with regards providing access to the legal documentation relating to the acquisition of New Priory.

6(b)

Report No. 23/2021 of the Executive Manager (P. Clegg) - With reference to the proposed disposal of a plot to the rear of No. 7 Conquer Hill Avenue, Clontarf, Dublin 3.

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. 23/2021 and assents to the proposal outlined therein. The motion was put and carried.

6(c)

Report No. 24/2021 of the Executive Manager (P. Clegg) - With reference to the proposed disposal of two plots of ground at 195 Collins Avenue, Dublin 9.

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. 24/2021 and assents to the proposal outlined therein. The motion was put and carried.

7.

Report No. 18/2021 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 8 premises.

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. 18/2021 and assents to the proposal outlined therein. The motion was put and carried.

8.

Report No. 21/2021 of the Executive Manager (P. Clegg) - With further reference to the proposed grant of a wayleave at Suir Road, Dublin 8 to Bord Gais. pdf icon PDF 348 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. 21/2021 and assents to the proposal outlined therein. The motion was put and carried.

 

The Assistant Chief Executive (R. Shakespeare) agreed to revert to Cllr. Máire Devine with details of costings regarding the disposal of wayleaves.

9.

Report No. 07/2021 of the Chief Executive (O. Keegan) - Proposed Draft Variation (No. 31) of Dublin City Development Plan 2016 - 2022 Designating North Great George's Street & Environs, Dublin 1, as an Architectural Conservation Area. pdf icon PDF 636 KB

Minutes:

Cllr. Declan Meenagh 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 Callaghan that Dublin City Council adopts Report No. 07/2021 and makes Variation (No.31) to the Dublin City Development Plan 2016 – 2022 as outlined in the report. The motion was put and carried.

 

The Councillors used this opportunity to convey their concerns regarding the continuation of the Development Plan Review process during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Chief Executive agreed to convey those concerns to the Minister.  

10.

Record of Protected Structures:

10(a)

Report No. 08/2021 of the Assistant Chief Executive (R. Shakespeare) - With reference to the Addition of Richmond House (within the grounds of St. Vincent's Hospital), Richmond Road, Dublin 3 to the Record of Protected Structures. pdf icon PDF 705 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. 08/2021 and approves the addition of Richmond House (within the grounds of St. Vincent's Hospital), Richmond Road, Dublin 3 to the Record of Protected Structures in the Dublin City Development Plan 2016-2022 in accordance with Section 54 and 55 of the Planning and Development Act, 2000 as amended. The motion was put and carried.

10(b)

Report No. 09/2021 of the Assistant Chief Executive (R. Shakespeare) - With reference to the Addition of Brooklawn (within the grounds of St. Vincent's Hospital), Richmond Road, Dublin 3 to the Record of Protected Structures. pdf icon PDF 788 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. 09/2021 and approves the addition of Brooklawn (within the grounds of St. Vincent's Hospital), Richmond Road, Dublin 3 to the Record of Protected Structures in the Dublin City Development Plan 2016-2022 in accordance with Section 54 and 55 of the Planning and Development Act, 2000 as amended. The motion was put and carried.

11.

Report No. 03/2021 of the Assistant Chief Executive (R. Shakespeare) - Arts Funding for 2021 (Arts Act 2003). pdf icon PDF 332 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. 03/2021 and hereby approves the Arts Funding for 2021 as set out therein. The motion was put and carried.

 

 

12.

Report No. 27/2021 of the Head of Finance (K. Quinn) - Monthly Local Fund Statement. pdf icon PDF 406 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. 27/2021. The motion was put and carried.

13.

Report No. 28/2021 of the Assistant Chief Executive & City Engineer (J. Flanagan) - Update on the implementation of proposed Cycling Projects. pdf icon PDF 366 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. 28/2021. The motion was put and carried.

14.

Report No. 05/2021 of the Audit Committee - Audit Committee Charter and Annual Work Programme 2021. pdf icon PDF 640 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 and of Report 05/2021 and hereby approves the Audit Committee Charter and 2021 Work Programme. The motion was put and carried.

15.

Report No. 19/2021 of the Audit Committee - With reference to the consideration by the Audit Committee of the Audited Annual Financial Statement (AFS) for 2019 and the Local Government Auditor’s report on the Accounts of Dublin City Council for 2019. pdf icon PDF 4 MB

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 19/2021. The motion was put and carried.

16.

Report No. 06/2021 of the Chief Executive (O. Keegan) - Monthly Management Report. pdf icon PDF 936 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 06/2021. The motion was put and carried.

At 7.55pm it was proposed by Cllr. Daithi Doolan and seconded by Cllr. Mannix Flynn that the meeting be adjourned until Monday 18th January at 6.15pm. The Motion was put and carried.

17.

Report No. 26/2021 of the Assistant Chief Executive (B. Kenny) - Social Housing Supply and Delivery Monthly Update Report. pdf icon PDF 539 KB

Minutes:

Assistant Chief Executive, Brendan Kenny, responded to numerous queries regarding Housing and Homelessness raised by the elected Members. He agreed to provide replies after the meeting to those Councillors who raised issues for which he did not have the information to hand.  

 

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 26/2021. The motion was put and carried.

 

 

18.

Report No. 15/2021 of the Corporate Policy Group - Breviate of the meeting held on the 11th December 2020, Lord Mayor Hazel Chu, Chairperson. pdf icon PDF 208 KB

Minutes:

Members raised concerns regarding the speed of Covid-19 vaccination for Dublin Fire Brigade. The Chief Executive confirmed that 25% of DFB staff had received the vaccine and that number would increase further by the end of this week. He has spoken with the Chief Fire Officer who confirmed that he was satisfied at the rate of vaccination.

 

The Lord Mayor agreed to write to the CEO of the Health Service Executive on behalf of the City Council expressing their concerns regarding the rate of vaccination for Dublin Fire Brigade and calling for DFB to be treated like other frontline staff.

 

Following a number of requests for information on EU funding from Councillors, the Lord Mayor asked that Assistant Chief Executive, Richard Shakespeare to prepare and issue a report on the matter.

 

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 15/2021. The motion was put and carried.

 

19.

Report No. 12/2021 of the Arts, Culture, Leisure and Recreation Strategic Policy Committee - Breviate of the meeting held on the 30th November 2020, Councillor Cat O' Driscoll, Chairperson. pdf icon PDF 242 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 12/2021. The motion was put and carried.

20.

Report No. 25/2021 of the Housing Strategic Policy Committee - Breviate of the meeting held on the 9th December 2020, Councillor Alison Gilliland, Chairperson. pdf icon PDF 261 KB

Minutes:

Councillor Naoise Ó Muirí wished it be noted that he attended the Housing SPC meeting on 9th December 2020 despite his name not being recorded in the breviate. His attendance was so noted.

  

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 25/2021. The motion was put and carried.

21.

Report No. 20/2021 of the Central Area Committee - Breviate of the meeting held on 8th December 2020, Councillor Janice Boylan, Chairperson. pdf icon PDF 116 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 20/2021. The motion was put and carried.

22.

Report No. 11/2021 of the North Central Area Committee - Breviate of the meeting held on the 26th November 2020, Councillor Donna Cooney, Chairperson. pdf icon PDF 332 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 11/2021. The motion was put and carried.

23.

Report No. 17/2021 of the North Central Area Committee - Breviate of the meeting held on the 14th December 2020, Councillor Donna Cooney, Chairperson. pdf icon PDF 126 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 17/2021. The motion was put and carried.

24.

Report No. 14/2021 of the North West Area Committee Meeting - Breviate of the meeting held on the 15th December 2020, Councillor. Caroline Conroy, Chairperson. pdf icon PDF 262 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 14/2021. The motion was put and carried.

25.

Report No. 10/2021 of the South Central Area Committee - Breviate of the meeting held on the 9th December 2020, Councillor Vincent Jackson, Chairperson. pdf icon PDF 134 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 10/2021. The motion was put and carried.

26.

Report No. 13/2021 of the South East Area Committee - Breviate of the meeting held on 14th December 2020, Councillor Dermot Lacey, Chairperson. pdf icon PDF 121 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 13/2021. The motion was put and carried.

27.

Report No. 16/2021 of the North West Area Joint Policing Sub Committee - Breviate of the meeting held on the 14th December 2020, Councillor Keith Connolly, Chairperson. pdf icon PDF 126 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 16/2021. The motion was put and carried.

28.

Report No. 04/2021 of the South East Area Joint Policing Sub Committee - Breviate of the meeting held on the 3rd December 2020, Councillor Tara Deacy, Chairperson. pdf icon PDF 125 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 04/2021. The motion was put and carried.

29.

Report No. 29/2021 of the South Central Area Joint Policing Sub Committee - Breviate of the meeting held on the 30th November 2020, Councillor Daithi Doolan, Chairperson. pdf icon PDF 174 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 29/2021. The motion was put and carried.

30.

Topical Issues - As decided by Council on the night

Minutes:

No Topical Issue was submitted.

31.

Emergency Motion(s)

Minutes:

The following Emergency Motion was taken without debate:

 

Emergency Motion No.1:

 

Dublin City Council is deeply concerned by the major fire that took place at the Thornton recycling plant in Ballyfermot on Saturday night. The consequence of this fire was felt for miles around with, a ‘close windows’ warning being issued by Dublin Fire Brigade. The public, including staff, need a guarantee that everything is being done to protect their health and safety.

 

Waste material must be safely removed off site to prevent further odours and smells. A temporary site needs to be accessed as soon as possible to ensure there is no disruption to waste collection service in the City.

 

Dublin City Council calls on the DCC’s Chief Fire Officer to carry out an immediate and thorough investigation into the causes and consequences of the fire and to make public the findings of this investigation. Dublin City Council also calls on the Environmental Protection Agency to carry out a review of the plant to ensure it is fully compliant with the license issued to Thornton’s.

Submitted by Councillors:  Daithí Doolan,  Máire Devine,  Daniel Céitinn,  Larry O'Toole,  Mícheál MacDonncha,  Anthony Connaghan,  Janice Boylan,  Seamas McGrattan.  Hazel de Nortúin, Cat O’Driscoll, Tara Deacy, Vincent Jackson, Daithí de Róiste.

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  • 32.

    Motions on Notice pdf icon PDF 256 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Motion No. 1 in the name of Councillor Noeleen Reilly and seconded by Councillor

    Ciaran Perry “that Dublin City Council calls on the Government to immediately remove funding of €16.8m to the Greyhound Industry and calls for a complete ban on racing.  6,000 Dogs are killed inhumanly every year in Ireland as well as many more who suffer horrific abuse. In no way should this practice be tolerated and certainly not at the expense of tax payers.”

     

    An amendment to Cllr. Reilly’s motion (see Appendix B for details) was submitted by Councillors Daniel Céitinn, Daithí Doolan and Janice Boylan. The amendment was put to a vote and was defeated. Full details of the vote can be viewed in Appendix C to these minutes.

     

    Councillor Noeleen Reilly’s motion as submitted was put and carried.

     

    Councillors Nial Ring, Anthony Connaghan and Naoise Ó Muirí opposed the motion and Cllr. Keith Connolly abstained.

    Recorded Vote
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    Proposal to Amend Motion No. 1 Ad-Hoc Rejected
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  • The meeting concluded at 8.20pm 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 1st February 2021.