{meta} Agenda for Annual Council Meeting on Friday 7th June, 2019, 5.00 pm

Agenda and minutes

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

Items
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1.

Lord Mayor's Introduction pdf icon PDF 107 KB

Minutes:

Lord Mayor Nial Ring opened the Annual Meeting of the City council by welcoming all the Councillors, those who were re-elected and the new Councillors.  He thanked all his fellow Councillors and DCC Management for their support during his year as Lord Mayor.  He also paid tribute to the staff in the Mansion House for their professionalism, friendship and advice during the year.   He also thanked his wife Joyce, the Lady Mayoress and his four sons, his mam and all his friends and relatives for their support, assistance and advice over the year. The Lord Mayor also thanked his Deputy Lord Mayor, Councillor Cathleen Carney Boud.

 

He detailed many of the highlights of his year in office which included the opening of the Mansion house to the public, afternoon tea for over 1,500 senior citizens to show their appreciation for their contribution to the City, the celebration of the First Dáil held in the Round Room on 21st January 1919, lighting of the city at Christmas, a sensory Santa’s grotto in the Mansion House which catered for children with autism, the opening of the city farm in St. Anne’s Park along with the 38 park runs he participated in, the Papal visit and the Lord Mayor’s Charity Ball raising over €100,000. 

Full text of his speech can be found in Appendix A to these minutes.

 

Tributes were paid to the outgoing Lord Mayor and Deputy Lord Mayor by representatives of all the political groups on the Council, who thanked them for their service and congratulated them on the success of their year in office.  Councillors who spoke and wished to be associated with the good wishes and appreciation were: Christy Burke, Micheál Mac Donncha, Dermot Lacey, Donna Cooney, Ray McAdam, Deirdre Heney, Joe Costello, Gary Gannon.  The Chief Executive spoke on his own behalf and on behalf of the staff and management of the City Council to acknowledge the hard work of the Lord Mayor including his advocacy for local government and the support he gave to City Council staff.  He also acknowledged the work of the Deputy Lord Mayor Cathleen Carney Boud as an ambassador for the City Council.

2.

To elect from the Members of the City Council a person to be Lord Mayor of the City of Dublin from 7th June 2019 to the day of the Annual Meeting of City Council to be held in 2020. pdf icon PDF 154 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

It was then moved by Cllr. Deirdre Heney and seconded by Cllr. Daithí De Róiste “That Councillor Paul McAuliffe is proposed for the office of Lord Mayor of the City of Dublin for the period from 7th June, 2019 to continue in such office (subject to his death, resignation, disqualification, removal from office or otherwise ceasing to be a Member of the City Council) until his successor shall have been elected at the Annual Meeting of the City Council in June 2020”

 

It was then moved by Cllr. Christy Burke and seconded by Cllr. Daithí Doolan “That Councillor Anthony Flynn is proposed for the office of Lord Mayor of the City of Dublin for the period from 7th June, 2019 to continue in such office (subject to his death, resignation, disqualification, removal from office or otherwise ceasing to be a Member of the City Council) until his successor shall have been elected at the Annual Meeting of the City Council in June 2020”

 

It was then moved by Cllr. Paddy McCartan and seconded by Cllr. Anne Feeney “That Councillor Ray McAdam is proposed for the office of Lord Mayor of the City of Dublin for the period from 7th June, 2019 to continue in such office (subject to his death, resignation, disqualification, removal from office or otherwise ceasing to be a Member of the City Council) until his successor shall have been elected at the Annual Meeting of the City Council in June 2020”

 

Following a vote, Councillor Paul McAuliffe was declared to be elected Lord Mayor and he was invested with the Collar of SS and the Insignia of Office. The Members of the City Council, Chief Executive and staff all warmly congratulated the newly elected Lord Mayor. For full details of this vote, see Appendix B to these minutes.

 

Lord Mayor McAuliffe then took the chair and thanked his fellow Councillors for their support in electing him as the Lord Mayor. He outlined the themes developed and outlined in the Dublin Agreement which include Housing, Climate Action, illegal dumping, anti-social behaviour. He intends to champion mental health and mental fitness for his term in office. He thanked his parents, wife Ciara and children Millie and Hugh for their support. The full text of his speech can be found in Appendix C to these minutes.

 

Lord Mayor McAuliffe then called for nominations for the position of Deputy Lord Mayor.

 

Lord Mayor McAuliffe then took the chair and thanked his fellow Councillors for their support in electing him as the Lord Mayor. He outlined the themes developed and outlined in the Dublin Agreement which include Housing, Climate Action, illegal dumping, anti-social behaviour. He intends to champion mental health and mental fitness for his term in office. He thanked his parents, wife Ciara and children Millie and Hugh for their support. The full text of his speech can be found in Appendix C to these minutes.

 

3.

To elect from the Members of the City Council a person to be Deputy Lord Mayor of the City of Dublin from 7th June 2019 to the day of the Annual Meeting of City Council to be held in 2020. pdf icon PDF 154 KB

Minutes:

Lord Mayor McAuliffe then called for nominations for the position of Deputy Lord Mayor.

 

It was moved by Councillor Daithí De Róiste and seconded by Councillor Patrick Costello “That Councillor Tom Brabazon is proposed for the office of Deputy Lord Mayor of the City of Dublin for the period 7th June 2019 to continue in such office (subject to her death, resignation, disqualification, removal from office or otherwise ceasing to be a member of the City Council) until his successor shall have been elected at the Annual Meeting of the City Council in June 2020”.

 

It was moved by Councillor Declan Flanagan and seconded by Councillor James Geoghegan “That Councillor Anne Feeney is proposed for the office of Deputy Lord Mayor of the City of Dublin for the period 7th June 2019 to continue in such office (subject to her death, resignation, disqualification, removal from office or otherwise ceasing to be a member of the City Council) until his successor shall have been elected at the Annual Meeting of the City Council in June 2020”.

 

Following a vote, Councillor Tom Brabazon was declared to be elected as Deputy Lord Mayor.  Full details of the vote can be found in Appendix D to these Minutes.

 

The new Deputy Lord Mayor was then warmly congratulated by the Lord Mayor, Members of the City Council the Chief Executive and staff.  The Deputy Lord Mayor thanked all the Members of the City Council for electing him and said he looked forward to working with the Lord Mayor, Council management, the Mansion House staff and Councillors from all political parties in dealing with the challenges that faced the City.

 

 

4.

Appointment of Members to Outside Bodies:

Organisation                                                                                               Membership

Association of Irish Local Government                                                   3

City of Dublin Education and Training Board                                        12

Commissioners of Irish Lights                                                                  3

Dublin City BID Company trading as Dublin Town                               2

Dublin City Council Audit Committee                                                      3

Dublin City Council Cultural Company                                                   2

Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane (Board of)                                     4

Dublin City Leisure Services Company Ltd                                            3

Dublin Mid-Leinster Regional Health Forum                                          6

Dublin North East Regional Health Forum                                             8

Eastern & Midland Regional Assembly                                                   7

Grangegorman Development Agency                                                    1

Grangegorman Development Consultative Group                               2

Haverty Trust                                                                                               1

Little Museum of Dublin Limited (Board of)                                            1

Local Authorities Members Association                                                 1

Local Community Development Committee                                           6

Local Travellers Accommodation Consultative Committee                 5

Moore Street Advisory Group                                                                   9

National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street (Board of)                           2

Protocol Committee                                                                                    16

Ringsend Toll Bridge Designated Activity Company                            2

Rotunda Hospital (Board of)                                                                     1

Royal Hospital, Donnybrook (Board of)                                                  2

Royal Irish Academy of Music (Board of)                                               2

Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital (Board of)                                    1

 

 

Appointments to Sub-Committees of Strategic Policy Committees will be made when the new SPC Scheme has been adopted. Appointments to local organisations will be made at Area Committee level in the first instance.

Minutes:

Item 3 was deferred to the meeting of the City Council on 17th June 2019.

 

The meeting concluded at 7 p.m.