{meta} Agenda for Monthly Council Meeting on Monday 1st March, 2021, 6.15 pm

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1.

Lord Mayor's Business

Minutes:

In Memoriam

 

Dr. Emer Holohan.  Wife of Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tony Holohan and daughter of Frank Feeley, former Dublin City Manager.  Sympathies to Dr. Tony, Clodagh and Ronan Holohan and to Frank and the Feely family at this sad time.

 

Special Meeting 8th March at 6.15pm

A special Meeting of Dublin City Council will be held next Monday 8th March at 6.15pm to discuss the Land Development Agency Bill, the Affordable Housing Bill, so as to solicit the views of the Law Agent, the Housing Manager and the Chief Executive and that the views of the Councillors will be documented and a report sent to the Housing Minister.

 

Meeting with Minister McEntee on Knife Crime

Following the Motions passed at the February City Council meeting in relation to Knife Crime in the City, a meeting of myself and a cross-party delegation of Councillors with Minister McEntee and the Garda Commissioner will be held this Wednesday.

 

Lord Mayor’s Taskforce on Homelessness

Minister Darragh O’Brien attended a meeting of the Lord Mayor’s Task Force on Homelessness on Friday 5th February.  Functions moved to Sub-Group of Housing SPC.

 

Statement of solidarity with Syria

Councillor Janet Horner has asked that this Council supports a statement of solidarity to mark 10 years on March 15th since the devastating conflict in Syria began. The conflict has cost thousands of lives, displaced millions and transformed the borders of Europe. Over the past 10 years, we've seen heart-breaking images and heard the stories of the human cost of this conflict and the resulting journeys for refuge. At the moment of the 10-year anniversary, it is important to bring the conflict and those impacted by it back into our minds and recommit to humanitarian action and support for all those fleeing conflicts.

 

Statement on behalf of Dublin City Council:

 

"Dublin City Council, on behalf of the residents of our city, expresses our deep sorrow at reaching the milestone of a decade of devastating conflict in Syria which has displaced 13 million people, and forced many to take perilous, often fatal journeys to seek refuge.

 

We regret that our collective response across Europe has been inadequate in the face of this humanitarian catastrophe. We extend our thanks to those who have provided life-saving humanitarian assistance in Syria, and in the region. We also thank those who have assisted Syrians fleeing conflict and persecution who have sought asylum here, in Europe and across the globe.

 

We commend and encourage Ireland’s continued funding to support the humanitarian needs of all those still living in crisis and uncertainty, as well as Ireland’s important voice in ensuring that the rights and dignity of those in need are not forgotten.     

 

We welcome Ireland’s willingness, in the UN Security Council, to co-facilitate international negotiations to maintain humanitarian access in northern Syria where 2.7m people internally displaced by the conflict are in desperate need of such assistance.

And we welcome and thank those Syrians who have made a home in Dublin for their  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1.

2.

Ceisteanna fé Bhuan Ordú Úimhir 18 pdf icon PDF 457 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

It was moved by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghan and seconded by Councillor Michael Pidgeon that Dublin City Council approves the Dublin Chief Executive answering the questions lodged. The motion having been put and carried, written answers to the 136 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 26th January 2021 from Galway County Council conveying the terms of a resolution passed at their recent meeting that Galway County Council circulate the "Agri Kids Be Safe Presentation" to all thirty one Local Authorities and invite each local authority to join in this imitative of Farming Safety and Safety Measures in Council Awareness Programs at a local level. pdf icon PDF 41 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghan and seconded by Councillor Michael Pidgeon that Dublin City Council notes the contents of this letter. The motion was put and carried.

3(b)

Letter dated the 3rd February 2021 from Clare County Council conveying the terms of a resolution passed at their recent meeting calling on the Minister for Transport, Climate, Environment and Communication to provide specific funding to all local authorities in order to create a role for an active and sustainable travel officer so that alternatives to the dependency on cars can be worked on. The role would also include modal shift, behavioural change and designing for the active mobility of people of all ages and abilities who have a right of access to our public streets. pdf icon PDF 187 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghan and seconded by Councillor Michael Pidgeon that Dublin City Council notes the contents of this letter. The motion was put and carried.

3(c)

Letter dated 2nd February 2021 from Limerick County Council conveying the terms of a resolution passed at their recent meeting that Limerick City and County Council acknowledge the oversight role played by Councils in mother and baby homes, and call on all Councils to write to the Government to establish a national day of recognition for the women and their children impacted; and that the Council write to the Minister for Children asking that the survivors be given access to a written copy of Final Report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes. pdf icon PDF 44 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghan and seconded by Councillor Michael Pidgeon that Dublin City Council notes the contents of this letter. The motion was put and carried.

3(d)

Letter dated 2nd February 2021 from Limerick County Council conveying the terms of a resolution passed at their recent meeting that Limerick City and County Council requests the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage to immediately suspend the statutory time period for the preparation of the Draft Limerick Development Plan 2022 - 2028 until such time as (a) public health restrictions are lifted to allow for safe face-to-face engagement between the Elected Members, the public and the Executive and {b) the Department provides a definition of the 'social and economic need' as referred to in the National Planning Framework. pdf icon PDF 47 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghan and seconded by Councillor Michael Pidgeon that Dublin City Council notes the contents of this letter. The motion was put and carried.

3(e)

Letter dated 9th February 2021 from Clare County Council conveying the terms of a resolution passed at their recent meeting that given the impact Covid 19 has had nationally on work and living patterns, and the opportunities this creates to 'proactively address issues of town/village decline' and to promote 'compact growth' in those settlements, we would ask the Minister of Housing, Local Government and Heritage that he undertake a review to the current National Planning Framework, and prior to the outcome, he remove reference to, and requirement for local authorities to adhere to, the two tiered approach to land zoning in the delivery of the next County Development Plan due to its negative impact on the 'facilitation of the building of homes within the existing footprint of rural settlements' and the ability to deliver on our own rural development goals. We further request this motion be forwarded to every one of our Oireachtas members and to every other local authority in Ireland for pdf icon PDF 119 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghan and seconded by Councillor Michael Pidgeon that Dublin City Council notes the contents of this letter. The motion was put and carried.

3(f)

Letter dated 16th February 2021 from South Dublin County Council conveying the terms of a resolution passed at their recent meeting that during the massive struggle that has been waged by ex- Debenhams workers across the company's 11 stores in Ireland the deficit of workers protection in liquidations has again been sharply exposed. This Council calls for the immediate implementation of the Duffy/Cahill Report, compiled in 2016 in the aftermath of The Clery's dispute- as one way of strengthening workers' rights and tackling the legal outs provided to major corporations who engage in tactical liquidations in order to avoid their obligations under hard won workers' rights. If passed this Council communicates such in writing to Government, to all Local Authorities and to the ICTU offering its support for implementation. pdf icon PDF 22 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghan and seconded by Councillor Michael Pidgeon that Dublin City Council notes the contents of this letter. The motion was put and carried.

3(g)

Letter dated 15th February 2021 from Tipperary County Council conveying the terms of a resolution passed at their recent meeting that Tipperary County Council write to the Minister of Environment, Climate and Communication, Eamon Ryan, TD seeking a 75% rebate in the PSO levy on ESB bills for Community Halls and facilities because of their inability to fundraise due to Covid-l9. pdf icon PDF 42 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghan and seconded by Councillor Michael Pidgeon that Dublin City Council notes the contents of this letter. The motion was put and carried.

3(h)

Letter dated 16th February 2021 from Kerry County Council conveying the terms of two resolutions passed at their recent meeting (a) that Kerry County Council writes to Ms. Samantha Power, newly appointed Head of US Aid by President Biden to address this Council at some future date and (b) that Kerry Country Council calls on the Government to utilise its seat on the United Nations Security Council to deliver Statehood to the Palestinian people. pdf icon PDF 146 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

It was proposed by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghan and seconded by Councillor Michael Pidgeon 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 1st February 2021. pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Minutes:

The minutes of the City Council Meeting held on 1st February 2021 having been printed, certified by the Meetings Administrator, circulated to the Members and taken as read, were signed by the Lord Mayor.

5.

Report No. 57/2021 of the Chief Executive (O. Keegan) - 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: Proposed demolition of Funeral Home and outbuildings at Scoil Eanna Crumlin Road, Rafter's Road and Rafter's Lane, Crumlin, Dublin 12. pdf icon PDF 6 MB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghan and seconded by Councillor Michael Pidgeon that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 57/2021 and hereby approves the proposals set out therein. The motion was put and carried.

6.

Report No. 65/2021 of the Central Area Manager (K. Mitchell) - With reference to the proposed Extinguishment of the public right of way over that part of the lane that is to the rear of the dwellings at Goldsmith Street, Berkeley Road, Saint Vincent’s Street North and North Circular Road, Dublin 7. pdf icon PDF 618 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghan and seconded by Councillor Michael Pidgeon 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 that part of the lane that is to the rear of the dwellings at Goldsmith Street, Berkeley Road, Saint Vincent’s Street North and North Circular Road, Dublin 7, as shown on the attached Drawing No. RM 37539, 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.

7.

Disposal of Fee Simple and Freehold Interest:

The Lord Mayor left the meeting at 6.35pm and Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghan took over the chairing of the meeting until 8.35pm when the Lord Mayor returned.

7(a)

Report No. 73/2021 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 7 premises.

Minutes:

It was proposed by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghan and seconded by Councillor Michael Pidgeon that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 73/2021 and assents to the proposal outlined therein. The motion was put and carried.

7(b)

Report No. 74/2021 of the Executive Manager (P. Clegg) - With reference to the proposed disposal of the Council’s freehold interest in the property known as 153 North Circular Road, Dublin 7 (Adelphi House). pdf icon PDF 145 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghan and seconded by Councillor Michael Pidgeon that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 74/2021 and assents to the proposal outlined therein. The motion was put and carried.

7(c)

Report No. 79/2021 of the Executive Manager (P. Clegg) - With reference to the proposed disposal of the Council’s freehold interest in the property known as 1/1A Capel Street and 1A Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin 1. pdf icon PDF 511 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghan and seconded by Councillor Michael Pidgeon that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 79/2021 and assents to the proposal outlined therein. The motion was put and carried.

8.

Disposal of Property:

8(a)

Report No. 75/2021 of the Executive Manager (P. Clegg) - With reference to the proposed disposal of a plot of land to the rear of No. 3 Hanover Square, Christchurch, Dublin 8.

Minutes:

It was proposed by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghan and seconded by Councillor Michael Pidgeon that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 75/2021 and assents to the proposal outlined therein. The motion was put and carried.

8(b)

Report No. 76/2021 of the Assistant Chief Executive (R. Shakespeare) - With further reference to the proposed disposal of ten apartments in New Priory, Hole in the Wall Road, Dublin 13.

Minutes:

It was proposed by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghan and seconded by Councillor Michael Pidgeon that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 76/2021 and assents to the proposal outlined therein. The motion was put and carried.

8(c)

Report No. 77/2021 of the Assistant Chief Executive (R. Shakespeare) - With Reference to the proposed exchange of apartments in New Priory, Hole in the Wall Road, Dublin 13 between Dublin City Council and St. Michael’s House. pdf icon PDF 248 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghan and seconded by Councillor Michael Pidgeon that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 77/2021 and assents to the proposal outlined therein. The motion was put and carried.

9.

Report No. 02/2021 of the Chief Executive (O. Keegan) - Capital Programme 2021 to 2023. pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghan and seconded by Councillor Michael Pidgeon that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 02/2021. The motion was put and carried.

 

It was also agreed by the Chief Executive that presentations would be given to the Area and Strategic Policy Committees in regards to Capital Projects relating to their areas.

10.

Report No. 72/2021 of the Assistant Chief Executive & City Engineer (J. Flanagan) - On the proposed Section 85 Agreement regarding the progression of the Finglas Area Roundabouts Improvement Scheme - Jamestown Road Roundabout. pdf icon PDF 558 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghan and seconded by Councillor Michael Pidgeon that Dublin City Council notes the contents of report 72/2021 and hereby approves the Section 85 Agreement in relation to the options selection, preliminary & detailed design and construction of the Jamestown Road roundabout upgrade, as outlined therein. The motion was put and carried.

11.

Report No. 60/2021 of the Chief Executive (O. Keegan) - On the proposed section 85 Agreement for the provision of Social Housing via a Public Private Partnership - Bundle 3 of the National Social Housing PPP Programme. pdf icon PDF 223 KB

Minutes:

It was proposed by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghan and seconded by Councillor Michael Pidgeon that Dublin City Council notes the contents of report 60/2021 and hereby approves the Section 85 Agreement regarding the Provision of Social Housing via a Public Private Partnership, as outlined therein. The motion was put and carried.

 

The Assistant Chief Executive also agreed to circulate to all Members a report on the proposals for Crumlin Fire Brigade Station.

12.

Report No. 70/2021 of the Assistant Chief Executive (B. Kenny) - With reference to the Housing Strategic Policy Committee Report on the Development of Lands at Oscar Traynor Road. pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

It was proposed by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghan and seconded by Councillor Michael Pidgeon that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 70/2021 and assents to the proposed tenure mix for any new plan for the development of these lands. The motion was put to a vote and was carried. Full details of the vote can be found in Appendix B to these minutes.

Recorded Vote
TitleTypeRecorded Vote textResult
Vote No. 1 To note Report 70/2021 Ad-Hoc Carried
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  • 13.

    Social Housing Supply and Delivery Reports:

    13(a)

    Report No. 39/2021 of the Assistant Chief Executive (B. Kenny) - Social Housing Supply and Delivery February Monthly Update Report. pdf icon PDF 548 KB

    Minutes:

    It was proposed by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghan and seconded by Councillor Michael Pidgeon that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 39/2021. The motion was put and carried.

    13(b)

    Report No. 68/2021 of the Assistant Chief Executive (B. Kenny) - Social Housing Supply and Delivery March Monthly Update Report. pdf icon PDF 849 KB

    Minutes:

    It was proposed by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghan and seconded by Councillor Michael Pidgeon that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 68/2021. The motion was put and carried.

    14.

    Report No. 59/2021 of the Head of Finance (K. Quinn) - Monthly Local Fund Statement. pdf icon PDF 478 KB

    Minutes:

    It was proposed by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghan and seconded by Councillor Michael Pidgeon that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 59/2021. The motion was put and carried.

     

    Following a request from the Chair of the Finance SPC, Cllr. Seamas McGrattan it was agreed to reconvene the Budget Consultative Group.

     

    15.

    Report No. 58/2021 of the Traffic and Transport Strategic Policy Committee - Proposed Changes to Parking Enforcement Policy. pdf icon PDF 492 KB

    Minutes:

    It was proposed by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghan and seconded by Councillor Michael Pidgeon that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 58/2021 and assents to the proposal outlined therein. The motion was put and carried.

     

    Recorded Vote
    TitleTypeRecorded Vote textResult
    Vote 2 - In Support of proposed changes to parking enforcement policy Ad-Hoc Drawn
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  • 16.

    Report No. 67/2021 of the Assistant Chief Executive & City Engineer (J. Flanagan) - Update on the implementation of proposed Cycling Projects. pdf icon PDF 501 KB

    Minutes:

    It was proposed by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghan and seconded by Councillor Michael Pidgeon that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 67/2021. The motion was put and carried.

    17.

    Report No. 62/2021 of the Chief Executive (O. Keegan) - Monthly Management Report. pdf icon PDF 919 KB

    Minutes:

    It was proposed by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghan and seconded by Councillor Michael Pidgeon that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 62/2021. The motion was put and carried.

    18.

    Strategic Policy Committee Breviates:

    18(a)

    Report No. 34/2021 of the Climate Action, Environment & Energy Strategic Policy Committee - Breviate of the meeting held on the 25th November 2020, Councillor Michael Pidgeon, Chairperson. pdf icon PDF 129 KB

    Minutes:

    It was proposed by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghan and seconded by Councillor Michael Pidgeon that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 34/2021. The motion was put and carried.

     

    18(b)

    Report No. 51/2021 of the Housing Strategic Policy Committee - Breviate of the meeting held on the 13th January 2021, Councillor Alison Gilliland, Chairperson. pdf icon PDF 399 KB

    Minutes:

    It was proposed by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghan and seconded by Councillor Michael Pidgeon that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 51/2021. The motion was put and carried.

     

    18(c)

    Report No. 66/2021 of the Finance Strategic Policy Committee - Breviate of the meeting held on the 21st January 2021, Councillor Séamas McGrattan, Chairperson. pdf icon PDF 274 KB

    Minutes:

    It was proposed by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghan and seconded by Councillor Michael Pidgeon that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 66/2021. The motion was put and carried.

     

    18(d)

    Report No. 61/2021 of the Traffic & Transport Strategic Policy Committee - Breviate of the meeting held on the 3rd February 2021, Councillor Christy Burke, Chairperson. pdf icon PDF 170 KB

    Minutes:

    It was proposed by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghan and seconded by Councillor Michael Pidgeon that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 61/2021. The motion was put and carried.

     

    19.

    Central Area Committee Breviates:

    19(a)

    Report No. 52/2021 of the Central Area Committee - Breviate of the meeting held on the 12th January 2021, Councillor Janice Boylan, Chairperson. pdf icon PDF 124 KB

    Minutes:

    It was proposed by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghan and seconded by Councillor Michael Pidgeon that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 52/2021. The motion was put and carried.

     

    19(b)

    Report No. 53/2021 of the Central Area Committee - Breviate of the Special Meeting held on the 13th January 2021, Councillor Janice Boylan, Chairperson. pdf icon PDF 120 KB

    Minutes:

    It was proposed by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghan and seconded by Councillor Michael Pidgeon that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 53/2021. The motion was put and carried.

     

    19(c)

    Report No. 54/2021 of the Central Area Committee - Breviate of the Special Meeting held on the 19th January 2021, Councillor Janice Boylan, Chairperson. pdf icon PDF 120 KB

    Minutes:

    It was proposed by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghan and seconded by Councillor Michael Pidgeon that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 54/2021. The motion was put and carried.

     

    19(d)

    Report No. 64/2021 of the Central Area Committee - Breviate of the meeting held on the 9th February 2021, Councillor Janice Boylan, Chairperson. pdf icon PDF 122 KB

    Minutes:

    It was proposed by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghan and seconded by Councillor Michael Pidgeon that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 64/2021. The motion was put and carried.

     

    The Lord Mayor agreed to write to the head of An Bord Pleanála in relation to the North Lotts – Grand Canal Dock SDZ following a request from Councillor Ray McAdam.

    20.

    North Central Area Committee Breviates:

    20(a)

    Report No. 38/2021 of the North Central Area Committee - Breviate of the meeting held on 18th January 2021, Councillor Donna Cooney, Chairperson. pdf icon PDF 129 KB

    Minutes:

    It was proposed by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghan and seconded by Councillor Michael Pidgeon that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 38/2021. The motion was put and carried.

     

    20(b)

    Report No. 71/2021 of the North Central Area Committee - Breviate of the meeting held on the 15th February 2021, Councillor Donna Cooney, Chairperson. pdf icon PDF 221 KB

    Minutes:

    It was proposed by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghan and seconded by Councillor Michael Pidgeon that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 71/2021. The motion was put and carried.

     

    21.

    North West Area Committee Breviates:

    21(a)

    Report No. 41/2021 of the North West Area Committee - Breviate of the meeting held on 19th January 2021, Councillor Caroline Conroy Chairperson. pdf icon PDF 265 KB

    Minutes:

    It was proposed by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghan and seconded by Councillor Michael Pidgeon that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 41/2021. The motion was put and carried.

     

    21(b)

    Report No. 80/2021 of the North West Area Committee - Breviate of the meeting held on the 16th February 2021, Councillor Caroline Conroy, Chairperson. pdf icon PDF 401 KB

    Minutes:

    It was proposed by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghan and seconded by Councillor Michael Pidgeon that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 80/2021. The motion was put and carried.

     

    22.

    Report No. 78/2021 of the South Central Area Committee - Breviate of the meeting held on the 17th February 2021, Councillor Vincent Jackson, Chairperson. pdf icon PDF 219 KB

    Minutes:

    It was proposed by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghan and seconded by Councillor Michael Pidgeon that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 78/2021. The motion was put and carried.

     

    23.

    South East Area Committee Breviates:

    23(a)

    Report No. 31/2021 of the South East Area Committee - Breviate of the meeting held on the 11th January 2021, Councillor Dermot Lacey, Chairperson. pdf icon PDF 120 KB

    Minutes:

    It was proposed by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghan and seconded by Councillor Michael Pidgeon that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 31/2021. The motion was put and carried.

     

    23(b)

    Report No. 63/2021 of the South East Area Committee - Breviate of the meeting held on the 8th February 2021, Councillor Dermot Lacey, Chairperson. pdf icon PDF 122 KB

    Minutes:

    It was proposed by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghan and seconded by Councillor Michael Pidgeon that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 63/2021. The motion was put and carried.

     

    Following a request by Councillor Dermot Lacey the issue of Councillor’s comments and observations on planning applications at Area Committee meetings was referred to the Protocol Committee for further consideration.  

    24.

    Area Joint Policing Sub-Committee Breviates:

    24(a)

    Report No. 40/2021 of the North Central Area Joint Policing Sub Committee Breviate of the meeting held on the 18th January 2021, Councillor Tom Brabazon, Chairperson. pdf icon PDF 129 KB

    Minutes:

    It was proposed by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghan and seconded by Councillor Michael Pidgeon that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 40/2021. The motion was put and carried.

     

    24(b)

    Report No. 56/2021 of the South Central Area Joint Policing Sub Committee Breviate of the meeting held on the 25th January 2021, Councillor Daithí Doolan, Chairperson. pdf icon PDF 253 KB

    Minutes:

    It was proposed by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghan and seconded by Councillor Michael Pidgeon that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 56/2021. The motion was put and carried.

     

    25.

    Protocol Committee Breviates:

    25(a)

    Report No. 36/2021 of the Protocol Committee - Breviate of the meeting held on 7th January 2021, Councillor Anne Feeney, Chairperson. pdf icon PDF 92 KB

    Minutes:

    It was proposed by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghan and seconded by Councillor Michael Pidgeon that Dublin City Council adopts the contents of Report No. 36/2021. The motion was put and carried.

     

    25(b)

    Report No. 69/2021 of the Protocol Committee - Breviate of the meeting held on 18th February 2021, Councillor Anne Feeney, Chairperson. pdf icon PDF 321 KB

    Minutes:

    It was proposed by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghan and seconded by Councillor Michael Pidgeon that Dublin City Council adopts the contents of Report No. 69/2021. The motion was put and carried.

     

    26.

    Topical Issues - As decided by Council on the night

    Minutes:

    No topical issues were submitted.

    27.

    Emergency Motion(s)

    Minutes:

    The following emergency motions were taken without debate.

     

    Emergency Motion No.1:

    That Dublin City Council calls on the Chief Executive to urgently seek legal advice on how the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement and its Investment Court System will interfere with the rights and obligations of this local authority to deliver public services such as housing and environmental protection.  That Dublin City Council call on the government to postpone the ratification until the Chief Executive receives this legal advice.

    Submitted byCouncillors Sophie Nicoullaud, Christy Burke, Anthony Flynn,

    Vincent Jackson, John Lyons, Damian O’Farrell, Cieran Perry, Noeleen Reilly, Nial Ring, Hazel de Nortúin, Tina MacVeigh, Pat Dunne.

     

    Councillors James Geoghegan and Ray McAdam requested that their objection to the above emergency motion was noted in the official record.

     

    Emergency Motion No.2:

    Dublin City Council calls for a report to be issued to Councillors on the fire safety standards in all emergency accommodation in the city, including the status of fire certificates for every building and the date they were last issued or reviewed. Residents of all facilities should also be made aware of the fire safety status of their accommodation. The Council further calls for all emergency accommodation facilities to be immediately upgraded to meet safety standards and for alternative accommodation to be provided wherever possible in the interim. Ongoing reports on progress towards this to be issued to Councillors. Dublin City Council calls on the Minister for Housing to urgently mandate HIQA to inspect all emergency accommodation in the city to ensure that basic levels of safety are in place.

    Submitted by Councillors Janet Horner & Anthony Flynn

     

    A report addressing concerns on Fire Safety in Homeless and Emergency Accommodation was circulated to Members by the Assistant Chief Executive, Brendan Kenny.

     

    Emergency Motion No.3:

    Following the shock announcement of the closure of Marian College Swimming Pool, Dublin City Council requests the Chief Executive to invite all relevant parties to a Forum to discuss how this much used and much loved facility might be saved for the people of the Dublin and transferred into Public ownership. This could include seeking financial support from the Covanta Community Gain Fund.

    Submitted by Councillors Dermot Lacey, Claire O'Connor, Paddy McCartan, Danny Byrne, Mannix Flynn, Kevin Donoghue, James Geoghegan, Daniel Céitinn and Lord Mayor Hazel Chu

     

    Emergency Motion No.4:

    That Dublin City Council:

    Ø  Condemns in the strongest possible terms the violent protest that took place on Grafton Street and in Dublin’s city centre on Saturday 27th February 2021;

    Ø  Stands in full solidarity with all members of An Garda Siochana who bravely maintained public order in the face of serious harm and injury to themselves;

    Ø  Calls on all political parties and public representatives to reject the acts of those that seek to take advantage of the pandemic to further their divisive agendas; and

    Ø  Unites behind all our frontline workers as they wage an ongoing battle against this pandemic to protect the health of the public.

    Submitted by Councillors Naoise Ó Muirí, Ray  ...  view the full minutes text for item 27.

    28.

    Motions on Notice pdf icon PDF 472 KB

    Minutes:

    All motions listed were carried over to the City Council meeting on 12th April 2021.