{meta} Agenda for Annual Council Meeting on Monday 29th June, 2020, 6.15 pm

Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: The Round Room, Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2. View directions

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Lord Mayor's Address:

Minutes:

Lord Mayor Tom Brabazon opened the Annual Meeting of the City council by welcoming all the Councillors back to the Round Room at the Mansion House. He thanked members of his own group and the other elected representatives for their support and for bestowing upon him the honour of becoming First Citizen of Dublin City. He acknowledged that although his time in office was truncated and impacted by the Covid-19 Pandemic it was nonetheless a privilege. It gave him the opportunity to witness first-hand the fantastic resurrection of community values and spirit that the citizens of Dublin displayed in dealing with the crisis. He paid tribute to the staff and frontline workers of Dublin City Council who worked tirelessly to keep services open. He thanked those who served on the Crisis Management Team for their commitment and support and the members of the Community Call Forum for their invaluable input. He paid special thanks to the Chief Executive for his strong leadership throughout the crisis. In his final words he expressed his sincere gratitude to all the staff of the Mansion House for their support and assistance throughout his tenure.

 

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 leadership especially during the pandemic crisis.   

 

The Chief Executive on behalf of the management and staff of Dublin City Council thanked the Lord Mayor for his unwavering support during the COVID 19 crisis and paid tribute to his valuable contribution during an incredibly difficult period for the city of Dublin.      

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To elect from the Members of the City Council a person to be Lord Mayor of the City of Dublin from 29th June 2020 to the day of the Annual Meeting of City Council to be held on Monday, 28th June 2021 pdf icon PDF 412 KB

Minutes:

It was then moved by Cllr. Michael Pidgeon and seconded by Cllr. Dermot Lacey “That Councillor Hazel Chu is proposed for the office of Lord Mayor of the City of Dublin for the period from 29th June, 2020 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 her successor shall have been elected at the Annual Meeting of the City Council in June 2021”

 

It was then moved by Cllr. Naoise Ó Muirí and seconded by Cllr. James Geoghegan “That Councillor Anne Feeney is proposed for the office of Lord Mayor of the City of Dublin for the period from 29th June, 2020 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 2021”

 

Following a vote, Councillor Hazel Chu was declared to be elected Lord Mayor and she 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 A to these minutes.

 

Lord Mayor Chu then took the chair and thanked her fellow Councillors for electing her Lord Mayor and thanked Councillors Brabazon and Batten for their service during their time in office. She paid tribute to her family for their ongoing support. She outlined the challenges that the city faces including housing, discrimination and climate change, which she hoped to address with the support of all parties during her tenure.       

 

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To elect from the Members of the City Council a person to be Deputy Lord Mayor of the City of Dublin from 29th June 2020 to the day of the Annual Meeting of City Council to be held on Monday, 28th June 2021. pdf icon PDF 354 KB

Minutes:

Lord Mayor Hazel Chu then called for nominations for the position of Deputy Lord Mayor.

 

It was moved by Councillor Catherine Stocker and seconded by Councillor Patricia Roe “That Councillor Mary Callaghan is proposed for the office of Deputy Lord Mayor of the City of Dublin for the period 29th June 2020 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 her successor shall have been the Annual Meeting of City Council to be held on Monday, 28th June 2021”.

                                                                                                                                                                           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was moved by Councillor Danny Byrne and seconded by Councillor Colm O’Rourke “That Councillor Terence Flanagan is proposed for the office of Deputy Lord Mayor of the City of Dublin for the period 29th June 2020 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 the Annual Meeting of City Council to be held on Monday, 28th June 2021”.

 

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

 

The new Deputy Lord Mayor was then warmly congratulated by the Lord Mayor, Members of the City Council and the Chief Executive. The Deputy Lord Mayor thanked her party colleagues and all Members of the City Council for electing her and said she looked forward to working with them during her time in office. She was committed to addressing the challenges facing the City, especially in relation to homelessness, domestic abuse and the most vulnerable in the community. She extended condolences to those who have lost loved ones during the COVID 19 pandemic and thanked front line workers who have risked their own lives for our safety.