{meta} Agenda for Arts, Culture, Leisure & Recreation SPC on Monday 27th November, 2023, 9.30 am


Venue: Council Chamber, City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2.. View directions

Contact: Fanchea Gibson 


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Draft Minutes of Meeting held on 25th September 2023 pdf icon PDF 445 KB

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Presentation - Little Amal Visit to Dublin in May 2024 - Erika Clark, Belfast City Council

Presentation to follow.

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Presentation - Dublin Winter Lights 2023, Simon Clarke, Administrative Officer

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Motion submitted by Cllr. Deirdre Heney:

“That Dogs in parks and open spaces shall be kept on a leash, other than in areas designated as off-leash areas, or at times specified by the City Council. Dogs must be kept under effectual control at all times. Dogs (other than guide dogs or assistance dogs) shall not be permitted in public playgrounds. A person shall not cause or allow any Restricted Breed, as defined in the Control of Dogs Regulations 1998 (as amended) belonging to him/her, or in his/her charge to enter or remain in the park unless such dog is kept securely muzzled and led on a sufficiently strong leash not exceeding two metres in length by a competent person over 16 years of age.”



It is acknowledged that our Parks Bye Laws need to be reviewed and updated. The requirement “That Dogs in parks and open spaces shall be kept on a leash, other than in areas designated as off-leash areas” would be a beneficial change which would give local communities and neighbourhoods  greater say over what parks and what areas of parks would be best suited for dogs off lead. We are trialling this in St Annes park and the North Bull Island at present.

The process for making and changing Bye Laws is a statutory process contained in Part 19 of the Local Government Act 2001 and the Local Government Act 2001 (Bye-laws) Regulations 2006. It involves a public consultation which would undoubtably generate a great deal of comment, feedback and stakeholder engagement. At present the Parks Service is not in a position to commence such a resource heavy process but this review could commence in 3 2024. 


Leslie Moore

Head of Parks, Biodiversity and Landscape Services

Culture, Recreation and Economic Services Department.


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Update on Motion:

“Due to the negative effects of the use of fireworks on people, animals and our environment, that Dublin City Council agrees a policy of non-use of fireworks (or supporting the holding of fireworks displays) in our communities/in our city and instead use and promote the use of alternative types of entertainment, e.g. outdoor film screenings, parades, (Bram Stoker Halloween Spooktacular, Bram Stoker Park,) at Halloween and festive occasions”.


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St. Patrick's Day Festival - for discussion

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Verbal Update on the European Green Deal for Circular Festivals & the Circular Cities Declaration - Mary Mac Sweeney, A/Executive Manager

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Update on Urban 95 Pilot Project for Dublin designing and delivering better cities for young children - Mary Mac Sweeney, A/Executive Manager pdf icon PDF 269 KB

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Update Report on new Andy Warhol Three Times Out Exhibition - Barbara Dawson, Director, Hugh Lane Gallery pdf icon PDF 886 KB

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Update Report on Chatham Row - Ray Yeates, City Arts Officer pdf icon PDF 306 KB

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Update on the City Library, Mairead Owens, Dublin City Librarian pdf icon PDF 303 KB

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Management Update pdf icon PDF 337 KB

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Proposed meeting dates for 2024 pdf icon PDF 398 KB

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Approved Minutes of the Commemorations and Naming Committee dated 27th July 2023 pdf icon PDF 326 KB

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Approved Minutes of the Arts and Cultural Advisory Group meeting dated 4th September 2023 pdf icon PDF 466 KB

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Approved Minutes of the Arts and Cultural Advisory Group meeting dated 6th November 2023 pdf icon PDF 460 KB

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Miontuairiscí Fochoiste Gaeilge den CBS - 13 Deireadh Fómhair 2023 pdf icon PDF 379 KB

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