{meta} Agenda for Protocol Committee on Thursday 25th June, 2020, 8.00 am

Agenda and minutes

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

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Minutes of the meeting held on 28th May and matters arising pdf icon PDF 367 KB


Order : Agreed.


Review of Standing Orders 2020 pdf icon PDF 880 KB


The members acknowledged all the work of the subcommittee.  Following a discussion it was agreed that the Standing Orders should be put as they are before the full Council for amendment and/or adoption.


Sculpture on O'Connell Plinth at City Hall pdf icon PDF 345 KB

Additional documents:


Order : Noted.  Agreed that the Protocol committee would be involved in the second selection process.  Councillor Micheál MacDonncha requested that his opposition to the proposal would be noted.  Agreed that two Councillors would be appointed to the selection panel.


Two vacancies on the Kathleen Clarke Portraits Committee


Order : Agreed to appoint Councillor Donna Cooney, Councillor Mannix Flynn and Councillor Anne Feeney to the Kathleen Clarke Portraits Committee.


Internal Dublin City Councillor Group Email


Order : No change to Internal Councillor Group email.  It was proposed by Councillor Flynn that issues of importance for Councillors be highlighted to the Chair of the SPC who will arrange for distribution to all Councillors. Deirdre Raghallaigh to advise Chairs of SPCs of this recourse for sectoral SPC members and confirm in writing to Chair of Protocol.


Managers Report



(i)            Length of meetings: Deirdre updated members that the advice from Health and safety was that physical meetings should not last any longer than 2 hours.


(ii)           SHDS’s, noted that SHD meetings are official meetings of the Area Committee and included in attendance calculation for expenses.  Due to the volume of SHDs it may be possible to adjourn a meeting to another day, noted that a quorum is required. 



(iii)          The technology for enabling simultaneous remote and physical meetings was discussed.  Deirdre to discuss with Head of IT and bring a report to the next meeting.  Next Protocol meeting to be a remote and physical meeting. 


(iv)          Deirdre reminded members that the Chairs of Area Committees are to change in July.





(i)            Councillor Mannix Flynn requested that a full public report be made available at the Arts SPC on the history of the Sean Purcell Memorial in Fairview Park.


(ii)           Moorhead report

Councillors discussed the role of Councillors portrayed in the report. Agreed to establish two working groups, one under the Corporate Policy Group and another of Protocol comprising Councillor Mac Donncha, Councillor Feeney and Councillor Geoghegan to make a submission on the report.


(iii)          Agreed to establish a Women’s Committee as a sub-group of Protocol. 



Proposed date of next meeting: 24th September 2020


Next Meeting Thursday 23rd July 2020 at 8 a.m.