{meta} Agenda for Arts, Culture, Leisure & Recreation SPC on Monday 19th September, 2022, 9.30 am


Venue: Council Chamber/Zoom


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Draft Minutes of Meeting held on 25th July 2022 pdf icon PDF 457 KB

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Presentation on Dublin City Sports Plan 2023 - 2028 - Donncha Ó Dúlaing, Senior Executive Officer and Don Daly, Project Manager pdf icon PDF 1 MB

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Motion submitted in the name of Cllr C. Ceitínn (Referred from the South East Area Committee dated 11th July 2022):-

“That this area committee, in line with the ongoing documentation of the history and heritage of Dublin City through bronze footpath plaques such as those in place across the city including the South East Area (South Anne Street, South King St, Kildare St, Grafton St, Molesworth St, Donor Ave, O Connell Street, Sackville St, Moore St, Westmoreland St, Dame St, to name a few) agrees that DCC southside roads should facilitate the Cabra Historical Society in the placing of a plaque outside the birth place of Irish National Invincible Tim Kelly at 12 Redmond's Hill.”



The City Council established a formal Commemorative Plaques scheme in 2012, due in part to the ‘need to ensure that a proliferation of memorials and plaques does not detract from the wider amenity and enjoyment of public spaces’.


The scheme is overseen by the Commemorations & Naming Committee.


We have an established scheme which uses a specific plaque, designed to go on a structure and to be easily legible from a distance.


40 plaques have been erected since the scheme was established, and the Council’s Commemorations & Naming Committee has given approval for a further 9 plaques to be erected this year alone.


It is open to individuals and groups, such as the Cabra Historical Society, to apply for the erection of a plaque.


Given that the council has a formal plaques scheme, under which applications are considered against clearly set down criteria and are decided upon by the elected members, individuals and groups should be encouraged to avail of that scheme rather than come up with their own designs. Supporting this proposal would set an undesirable precedent.


In addition, Road Maintenance Services Division have concerns regarding the installation of plaques in the pavement due to increased risk of slips and trips, and general non-compliance with the council’s pavement standards.



Brendan Teeling, Deputy City Librarian, email: brendan.teeling@dublincity.ie


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Arts Grants.Review - Ray Yeates, City Arts Officer pdf icon PDF 423 KB

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Update report on Dublin City Culture Company - Iseult Byrne, CEO pdf icon PDF 436 KB

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Management Update pdf icon PDF 656 KB

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Topic submitted in the name of Cllr D. Lacey for discussion

“This Committee requests the Manager to bring forward a strategy for installing what are called “Conversation Benches” in all our Public parks.

These benches would be painted a distinct colour – yellow – that would indicate the person sitting there was open to conversation and would welcome same.”


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Topic submitted in the name of Sunil Sharpe, Give us the Night, for discussion:-

“For Dublin City Council to readily include public dancing into the programme of events at its venues, and to enable more post-midnight options for these venues that will support a healthy and more diverse night time economy.  To address the severe shortage of dance spaces in the city (which have fallen by over 75% since the year 2000), this commitment would also apply to the design of new arts venues and performance spaces in the city, to deliver a more multi-use model than is currently the norm in Dublin.  For these spaces to highlight and support the close relationship between art makers, visual artists and musical practitioners, that will celebrate night culture at its creative best”


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Approved Minutes of the DCSWP meeting dated 8th June 2022 pdf icon PDF 571 KB

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Miontuairiscí 3ú Meitheamh 2022 (Irish and English) pdf icon PDF 218 KB

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Approved Minutes of the Arts and Cultural Advisory Group meeting dated 4th July 2022 pdf icon PDF 700 KB

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Breviate of draft Minutes of the Commemorations and Naming Committee dated 14th July 2022 pdf icon PDF 493 KB

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Miontuairiscí 22ú Iúil 2022 (Irish and English) pdf icon PDF 253 KB

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Breviate of draft Minutes of ACAG dated 5th September 2022. pdf icon PDF 378 KB

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A.O.B. pdf icon PDF 551 KB

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