{meta} Agenda for Monthly Council Meeting on Monday 14th June, 2021, 6.15 pm

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Lord Mayor's Business

Minutes:

In Memoriam:

The Lord Mayor extended her sympathies to the family and friends of the following:

 

Donal Barron, father of Cllr. Daryl Barron and a long serving employee of Dublin City Council who died on Thursday 27th May. 

 

Mr. Paddy Cahill, a Cycling Advocate and Film maker who died on 9th April 2021.

 

Peter Kelly, a former Fine Gael Dublin City Councillor,  who passed away on 6th June 2021.

 

The Lord Mayor also wished a speedy recovery to the young man in critical condition in Beaumont Hospital after his bicycle was hit by a car in Sheriff Street last night.

 

Pride:

The Lord Mayor reminded Members that June is Pride month. There are a number of activities and events planned to support and celebrate the LGBTQ community. People can participate in events hosted around the City such the Pop Up Shop in Duke Street or online.

 

Meetings with the Israeli and Palestinian Ambassadors:

The Lord Mayor informed Members that she, together with the Group Leaders, had met with the Israeli and Palestinian Ambassadors to discuss the violence in Gaza that has now temporarily ceased. They asked the Israeli Ambassador to search for a permanent solution to the ongoing issues in Palestine.  Following these meetings it was suggested through Group Leaders to meet the permanent leaders of the UN Security Council. The Lord Mayor  has already met with the Chinese Ambassador and is due to meet with the Russian, French and British Ambassadors with Group Leaders in the next week.

 

Mansion House Events:

During the last three weeks the Lord Mayor’s Office has been facilitating outdoor events and meetings with various groups including  volunteers, older persons who have been self-isolating and breastfeeding mothers and mothers who have been impacted by restrictions.

 

In the coming weeks the Lord Mayor will be welcoming residents of Direct Provision, victims of domestic violence and all the Lord Mayor Awards winners of 2020/2021.

 

Housing:

The Lord Mayor and Chairperson of the Housing SPC will meet with Minister Daragh O’Brien next week to discuss Housing Policy and in particular the progression of the Oscar Traynor Road redevelopment.

 

Staff:

The Lord Mayor thanked the Recovery Task Force and the Covid Mobility Team for all their hard work over the last few weeks, especially in the face very challenging circumstances.

 

The Lord Mayor payed tribute to staff member Elaine Mulvany in the North Central Area who was retiring. She thanked her for service and wished her well for the future.

 

 

Recorded Vote
TitleTypeRecorded Vote textResult
Vote 1 - Topical Issue 1 : Dublin and the Outdoor Summer Ad-Hoc Carried
Topical Issue No. 2 - Public Order in the City Ad-Hoc Carried
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  • 2.

    Ceisteanna fé Bhuan Ordú Úimhir 18 pdf icon PDF 665 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 142 questions lodged for the City Council meeting were issued. The Questions and Answers are set out in Appendix A to these minutes.

    3.

    Correspondence was received from the following Local Authorities; Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council; Fermanagh & Omagh District Council; Clare County Council; Meath County Council; Limerick County Council; Sligo County Council. pdf icon PDF 142 KB

    ·         Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council

    ·         Fermanagh & Omagh District Council

    ·         Clare County Council

    ·         Meath County Council

    ·         Limerick County Council

    ·         Sligo County Council

     

    Additional documents:

    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 all correspondence listed. The motion was put and carried.

    4.

    To confirm the minutes of the City Council Meeting held on the 10th May 2021. pdf icon PDF 2 MB

    Minutes:

    The minutes of the monthly City Council Meeting held on the 10th May 2021 having been printed, certified by the Meetings Administrator, circulated to the Members and taken as read, were signed by the Lord Mayor.

     

    Cllr. Ray McAdam asked the Lord Mayor if she had investigated the accusations made by Cllr. Anthony Flynn at the May City Council meeting, when he alleged that senior management of Dublin City Council had misled Council in relation to expenditure on Search and Rescue Training. 

     

    The Chief Executive responded that he had conducted a thorough investigation of the matter and that he was satisfied that there was no evidence that senior officials had told ‘blatant lies’ as alleged by Councillor Flynn. He conveyed his findings in a letter to the Lord Mayor on 17th May 2021. The Lord Mayor confirmed her acceptance of his conclusions.

     

    The Members requested that the matter be referred to the Protocol Committee for consideration.

    5.

    Report No. 162/2021 of the Assistant Chief Executive (R. Shakespeare) - With reference to the Chief Executives Report on the Consultation Programme carried out on Proposed Variation (No. 33) of Dublin City Development Plan 2016 - 2022 (Lands at Jamestown Road and St Margaret's Road/McKee Avenue, Finglas, Dublin 11). pdf icon PDF 3 MB

    Minutes:

    It was proposed by Lord Mayor Hazel Chu and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghan that the members of the authority having considered the proposed variation and the Chief Executive’s Report No. 162/2021, and the issues raised, the proper planning and sustainable development of the City, the statutory obligations of the local authority and the relevant policies or objectives of the Government or of any Minister of the Government; the City Council resolves that Variation No. 33 of the Dublin City Development Plan 2016-2022 as amended is hereby made and that the necessary notices of the making of Variation No. 33 of the Dublin City Development Plan 2016-2022 be published. The motion was put and carried.

    Recorded Vote
    TitleTypeRecorded Vote textResult
    In support of Report No. 162/2021 Ad-Hoc Carried
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  • 6.

    Report No. 163/2021 of the Assistant Chief Executive (R. Shakespeare) - With reference to the Chief Executives Report on the motions received from the Members concerning the consultation programme carried out on Proposed Variation (No. 33) of Dublin City Development Plan 2016 - 2022 (Lands at Jamestown Road and St Margaret's Road/McKee Avenue, Finglas, Dublin 11). pdf icon PDF 629 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    It was proposed by Lord Mayor Hazel Chu and seconded by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Callaghan that the members of the authority having considered the Proposed variation and the Chief Executive’s Report No. 162/2021, together with the motion and the CEs recommendation in this reply No. 163/2021 and the issues raised, the proper planning and sustainable development of the City, the statutory obligations of the local authority and the relevant policies or objectives of the Government or any Minister of the Government, the City Council resolves that Variation No. 33 of the Dublin City Development Plan 2016-2022 as amended is hereby made subject to the non-material changes listed above and that the necessary notices of the making of Variation No. 33 of the Dublin City Development Plan 2016-2022 be published. The motion was put to a vote and was carried. Full details of the vote can be seen in Appendix B to these minutes.

    7.

    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:

    7(a)

    Report No. 166/2021 of the Chief Executive (O. Keegan) - Proposed demolition of the three existing Senior Citizen Blocks containing (Units 1-44) located to the north of the Dolphin House complex. pdf icon PDF 798 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. 166/2021 and hereby approves the proposals set out therein. The motion was put and carried.

    7(b)

    Report No. 167/2021 of the Chief Executive (O. Keegan) - Proposed demolition of the former health centre and St. Michael’s Community Centre at Emmet Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8 and associated site clearance works which include the remains of a disused halting site together with internal site walls, fences, hard surfaces and utilities. pdf icon PDF 2 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 No. 167/2021 and hereby approves the proposals set out therein. The motion was put and carried.

     

    Assistant Chief Executive Brendan Kenny, confirmed that the demolition process would not be instigated until it was absolutely necessary. Once the buildings were demolished the site would be cleared, secured and grassed over if possible. In the meantime they would continue to seek short-term usage of the facilitates.  

    Recorded Vote
    TitleTypeRecorded Vote textResult
    To support Report 167 /2021 Ad-Hoc Drawn
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  • 8.

    Report No. 175/2021 of the Assistant Chief Executive & City Engineer (J. Flanagan) - With reference to proposed changes to Parking Enforcement Policy - Footpath Parking. pdf icon PDF 490 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. 175/2021 and hereby approves the proposals set out therein. The motion was put and carried.

     

    Recorded Vote
    TitleTypeRecorded Vote textResult
    In support of Parking Enforcement Policy - Footpath Parking Ad-Hoc Drawn
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  • 9.

    Granting of Licenses and Leases:

    9(a)

    Report No. 182/2021 of the Executive Manager (P. Clegg) - With reference to the proposed grant of a licence of a Creche facility, Rory O’Connor House, Hardwicke Street, Dublin 1. pdf icon PDF 1 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 No. 182/2021 and assents to the proposal outlined therein. The motion was put and carried.

    9(b)

    Report No. 183/2021 of the Executive Manager (P. Clegg) - With reference to the proposed grant of lease of lands at Donnybrook Road, Dublin 4. pdf icon PDF 201 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. 183/2021 and assents to the proposal outlined therein. The motion was put and carried.

    10.

    Disposal of Fee Simple and Freehold Interest:

    10(a)

    Report No. 180/2021 of the Executive Manager (D. O'Connor) - 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 Callaghan that Dublin City Council notes the contents of Report No. 180/2021 and assents to the proposal outlined therein. The motion was put and carried.

     

    10(b)

    Report No. 184/2021 of the Executive Manager (P. Clegg) - With reference to the proposed disposal of the Council’s leasehold interest in Retail Unit No. 2 Coultry Neighbourhood Centre, Santry Way, Ballymun, Dublin 9. pdf icon PDF 303 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. 184/2021 and assents to the proposal outlined therein. The motion was put and carried.

     

    11.

    Disposal of Property:

    11(a)

    Report No. 186/2021 of the Executive Manager (P. Clegg) - With reference to the proposed disposal of a plot of land to the front of 212 Malahide Road, Clontarf, Dublin 3. pdf icon PDF 215 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. 186/2021 and assents to the proposal outlined therein. The motion was put and carried.

     

    11(b)

    Report No. 185/2021 of the Executive Manager (P. Clegg) - With reference to a proposed disposal of a substation site, wayleave and right of way at Chamber Street, Dublin 8. pdf icon PDF 223 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. 185/2021 and assents to the proposal outlined therein. The motion was put and carried.

     

    12.

    Report No. 181/2021 of the Assistant Chief Executive (B. Kenny) - Social Housing Supply and Delivery Monthly Update Report. pdf icon PDF 582 KB

    Minutes:

    Thisitem was not reached and will be relisted for the JulyCityCouncil meeting.

     

    13.

    Report No. 164/2021 of the Head of Finance (K. Quinn) - Monthly Local Fund Statement and reports as submitted under The EU/IMF Framework. pdf icon PDF 743 KB

    Minutes:

    Thisitem was not reached and will be relisted for the JulyCityCouncil meeting.

    14.

    Report No. 165/2021 of the Chief Executive (O. Keegan) - Annual Report and Accounts 2020. pdf icon PDF 3 MB

    Minutes:

    Thisitem was not reached and will be relisted for the JulyCityCouncil meeting.

    15.

    Report No. 176/2021 of the Assistant Chief Executive (R. Shakespeare) - Dublin City Play Strategy 2021- 2025. pdf icon PDF 532 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Thisitem was not reached and will be relisted for the JulyCityCouncil meeting.

    16.

    Report No. 177/2021 of the Dublin City Local Community Development Committee - A Framework towards an Integration and Intercultural Strategy for Dublin City Council 2021-2025. pdf icon PDF 483 KB

    Minutes:

    Itwasproposedby LordMayorHazelChuandsecondedby DeputyLordMayorMary

    CallaghanthatDublinCityCouncilnotesthe contentsofReportNo.177/2021 and hereby approves the contents therein.The motion was put andcarried.

     

    17.

    Report No. 168/2021 of the Assistant Chief Executive & City Engineer (J. Flanagan) - Covid Mobility Measures and Major Walking and Cycling Projects. pdf icon PDF 2 MB

    Minutes:

    Thisitem was not reached and will be relisted for the JulyCityCouncil meeting.

    18.

    Report No.179/2021 of the Chief Executive (O. Keegan) - Monthly Management Report. pdf icon PDF 941 KB

    Minutes:

    Itwasproposedby LordMayorHazelChuandsecondedby DeputyLordMayorMary

    CallaghanthatDublinCityCouncilnotesthe contentsofReportNo.179/2021.The

    motionwas put andcarried.

     

    19.

    Report No. 160/2021 of the Area Committees - Breviates of Area Committee meetings held in the month of May 2021. pdf icon PDF 407 KB

    Minutes:

    Itwasproposedby LordMayorHazelChuandsecondedby DeputyLordMayorMary

    CallaghanthatDublinCityCouncilnotesthe contentsofReportNo.160/2021.The

    motionwas put andcarried.

     

    20.

    Report No. 170/2020 of Housing Strategic Policy Committee - Breviate of the meeting held on 12th May 2021, Councillor Alison Gilliland, Chairperson. pdf icon PDF 192 KB

    Minutes:

    Itwasproposedby LordMayorHazelChuandsecondedby DeputyLordMayorMary

    CallaghanthatDublinCityCouncilnotesthe contentsofReportNo.170/2021.The

    motionwas put andcarried.

     

    21.

    Report No. 169/2021 of the Arts, Culture, Leisure and Recreation Strategic Policy Committee - Breviate of the meeting held on the 17th May 2021, Councillor Cat O'Driscoll, Chairperson. pdf icon PDF 317 KB

    Minutes:

    Itwasproposedby LordMayorHazelChuandsecondedby DeputyLordMayorMary

    CallaghanthatDublinCityCouncilnotesthe contentsofReportNo.169/2021.The

    motionwas put andcarried.

     

    22.

    Report No. 178/2021 of the Finance Strategic Policy Committee - Breviate of the meeting held on the 20th May 2021, Councillor Séamas McGrattan, Chairperson. pdf icon PDF 226 KB

    Minutes:

    Itwasproposedby LordMayorHazelChuandsecondedby DeputyLordMayorMary

    CallaghanthatDublinCityCouncilnotesthe contentsofReportNo.178/2021.The

    motionwas put andcarried.

     

    23.

    Report No. 173/2021 of the Traffic & Transport Strategic Policy Committee - Breviate of the meeting held on the 25th May 2021, Councillors Larry O'Toole and Janet Horner, Deputy Chairpersons. pdf icon PDF 316 KB

    Minutes:

    Itwasproposedby LordMayorHazelChuandsecondedby DeputyLordMayorMary

    CallaghanthatDublinCityCouncilnotesthe contentsofReportNo.173/2021.The

    motionwas put andcarried.

     

    24.

    Report No. 171/2021 of the Dublin City Joint Policing Committee - Breviate of the meeting held on the 18th May 2021, Councillor Daithí De Róiste, Chairperson. pdf icon PDF 356 KB

    Minutes:

    Itwasproposedby LordMayorHazelChuandsecondedby DeputyLordMayorMary

    CallaghanthatDublinCityCouncilnotesthe contentsofReportNo.171/2021.The

    motionwas put andcarried.

     

    25.

    Topical Issues pdf icon PDF 117 KB

    Minutes:

    The following Topical Issues were proposed:

     

    1.)    Dublin and the Outdoor Summer

    2.)    Public Order in the City

     

    Both topical issues were put to a vote but failed to receive the requisite two thirds

    support to be debated so neither issue was taken. Full details of the votes can be

    found in Appendix C to these minutes.

    26.

    Emergency Motion(s)

    Minutes:

    The following Emergency Motions were taken without debate:

     

    Emergency Motion No. 1:

     

    That this City Council, in relation to the Hammerson application for the development of the Dublin Central site that includes the demolition of 1916 buildings, structures and fabric on Moore Street, calls for the completion of the stalled process to add five buildings on the site to the record of protected structures as agreed by this Council; we further call for the terrace 10-25 Moore Street to be added to the record of protected structures as a matter of urgency so that a full assessment of all 1916 buildings, carried out by suitably qualified independent experts, can be made available. 

     

    Submitted by Councillors Micheál Mac Donncha, Máire Devine, Janice Boylan, John Lyons, Cieran Perry, Christy Burke, Daithí Doolan, Seamus McGrattan, Larry O’Toole, Daniel Céitinn, Anthony Connaghan.

     

    Emergency Motion No. 2:

     

    That this Council rejects the creeping use of anti-homeless infrastructure - namely benches recently installed in the city which - whether intentionally or otherwise - prevent people who are sleeping rough from lying down (see image below). These are hostile to our more vulnerable city residents but also discriminatory against larger people and less comfortable due to the lack of a back rest. We call on the city management to desist in their use and replace those which have been put in place with standard benches.

     

    Submitted by Councillors Catherine Stocker, Mary Callaghan, Tara Deacy, Cat O' Driscoll, Patricia Roe.

    27.

    Motions on Notice pdf icon PDF 347 KB

    Minutes:

    1.)Motion in the name of Cllr. Mannix Flynn:

     

    “That this meeting of DCC calls on the Lord Mayor of Dublin to withdraw and desist from being patron of the Artane School of Music/Artane Band.”

     

    Following a respectful and considerate debate on the motion the Lord Mayor asked Cllr. Flynn if he would be willing to engage in dialogue with the Artane School of Music with a view to finding a resolution to this painful issue. The Lord Mayor and Councillor Nial Ring, in his role as a director on the board of the Artane School of Music offered to support Councillor Flynn and facilitate this process of engagement and resolution.

     

    Cllr. Flynn thanked the Lord Mayor and all the Members for their support and compassionate contributions and agreed to set aside his motion to allow for a process of dialogue and resolution.

     

    It was also agreed that if, following the conclusion of this process, Cllr. Flynn was not satisfied with the outcome, he would be permitted to re-table his motion which would receive priority consideration.   

    Recorded Vote
    TitleTypeRecorded Vote textResult
    To support the Motion in the name of Cllr Mannix Flynn Ad-Hoc Drawn
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  • The meeting concluded at 9.35pm 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 5th July 2021.