Venue: MS Teams
Motion submitted in the name of Cllr Marie Devine:- (Referred from the South Central Area Committee 10th March 2021)
“This Area Committee agree that following on from the agreed motion regarding commemoration for those we have lost in this pandemic at last month’s Area Meeting, to ask the Manager to consider the site for this remembrance, be at the old Fever Hospital, Cork Street?”
If approved by the area committee the motion will be considered by the Arts, Culture, Recreation & Leisure SPC and, if approved, forwarded to the Commemorations & Naming Committee for consideration.
Motion submitted in the name of Cllr Carolyn Moore:- (Referred from the South East Area Committee 8th February 2021)
“That this area committee recognises the work and contribution to Irish society of Dr Dorothy Stopford Price, who pioneered the use of the TB vaccine in Ireland, and whose life and work were inextricably linked to the communities of the South East Area.
As a child, Dorothy Stopford lived at 28 Highfield Road, and later in the townland of Terenure. She studied at Trinity College, completing part of her training working as a clinical clerk at the Meath Hospital. As a qualified doctor worked at St Ultan’s Hospital, Charlemont Street while residing on Fitzwilliam Place.
Dorothy Stopford Price pioneered the use of the TB vaccine in St Ultan’s in 1937, making it the first hospital in Ireland or Britain to use the BCG. She was nominated for the World Health Organisation Leon Bernard prize for her contribution to social medicine, and was appointed head of the national vaccination programme by Noel Browne in 1949.
Her work was pivotal in ending the Tuberculosis epidemic in Ireland and in recognition of her contribution to Ireland’s public health system, this area committee will write to the Commemorative & Naming Committee seeking to memorialise Dr Dorothy Stopford Price as a timely reminder of the importance of vaccines and in recognition of a trailblazing woman in science.”
If the committee agrees, this motion will be referred to the Arts, Culture, Leisure & Recreation SPC for consideration. If approved, forward to the Commemorations & Naming Committee for consideration.
Motion submitted in the name of Cllr Alison Gilliland:-
“The Arts, Culture, Leisure and Recreation SPC recognises the invaluable service Dublin City Council provides through the provision and maintenance of playing pitches across our city. The Arts, Culture, Leisure and Recreation SPC also recognises the dependency on weather for the all year round use of such pitches as well as a growing need for additional playing pitches. To get a clear picture of pitch use, the Arts, Culture, Leisure and Recreation SPC requests that DCC carry out an audit of the use of its playing pitches that will particularly identify the type of activities/sports, training/matches, ages and genders the pitches are used for, the frequency of use and whether there are other green areas within each of the 5 DCC local administrative areas that could be used for sporting activities.”