{meta} Agenda item - Emergency Motion(s)

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The following emergency motions were taken without debate.


Emergency Motion No.1:

That Dublin City Council calls on the Chief Executive to urgently seek legal advice on how the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement and its Investment Court System will interfere with the rights and obligations of this local authority to deliver public services such as housing and environmental protection.  That Dublin City Council call on the government to postpone the ratification until the Chief Executive receives this legal advice.

Submitted byCouncillors Sophie Nicoullaud, Christy Burke, Anthony Flynn,

Vincent Jackson, John Lyons, Damian O’Farrell, Cieran Perry, Noeleen Reilly, Nial Ring, Hazel de Nortúin, Tina MacVeigh, Pat Dunne.


Councillors James Geoghegan and Ray McAdam requested that their objection to the above emergency motion was noted in the official record.


Emergency Motion No.2:

Dublin City Council calls for a report to be issued to Councillors on the fire safety standards in all emergency accommodation in the city, including the status of fire certificates for every building and the date they were last issued or reviewed. Residents of all facilities should also be made aware of the fire safety status of their accommodation. The Council further calls for all emergency accommodation facilities to be immediately upgraded to meet safety standards and for alternative accommodation to be provided wherever possible in the interim. Ongoing reports on progress towards this to be issued to Councillors. Dublin City Council calls on the Minister for Housing to urgently mandate HIQA to inspect all emergency accommodation in the city to ensure that basic levels of safety are in place.

Submitted by Councillors Janet Horner & Anthony Flynn


A report addressing concerns on Fire Safety in Homeless and Emergency Accommodation was circulated to Members by the Assistant Chief Executive, Brendan Kenny.


Emergency Motion No.3:

Following the shock announcement of the closure of Marian College Swimming Pool, Dublin City Council requests the Chief Executive to invite all relevant parties to a Forum to discuss how this much used and much loved facility might be saved for the people of the Dublin and transferred into Public ownership. This could include seeking financial support from the Covanta Community Gain Fund.

Submitted by Councillors Dermot Lacey, Claire O'Connor, Paddy McCartan, Danny Byrne, Mannix Flynn, Kevin Donoghue, James Geoghegan, Daniel Céitinn and Lord Mayor Hazel Chu


Emergency Motion No.4:

That Dublin City Council:

Ø  Condemns in the strongest possible terms the violent protest that took place on Grafton Street and in Dublin’s city centre on Saturday 27th February 2021;

Ø  Stands in full solidarity with all members of An Garda Siochana who bravely maintained public order in the face of serious harm and injury to themselves;

Ø  Calls on all political parties and public representatives to reject the acts of those that seek to take advantage of the pandemic to further their divisive agendas; and

Ø  Unites behind all our frontline workers as they wage an ongoing battle against this pandemic to protect the health of the public.

Submitted by Councillors Naoise Ó Muirí, Ray McAdam, Danny Byrne, Anne Feeney, Declan Flanagan, Terence Flanagan, James Geoghegan, Paddy McCartan, Colm O’Rourke


Emergency Motion No.5:

That Dublin City Council totally condemns the anti-vaccine, anti-mask, anti-lockdown protest in Dublin on Saturday 27 February which became violent, causing serious injuries to a number of Gardai; and calls on the Government to ensure that frontline Gardai receive the Covid-19 vaccination as a matter of urgency.

Submitted by Councillors Joe Costello, Kevin Donoghue, Mary Freehill, Alison Gilliland, Jane Horgan Jones, Dermot Lacey, Darragh Moriarty, Declan Meenagh.