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In Memorium

The Lord Mayor extended her sympathies on behalf of the City Council to the family
and friends of Cllr. Cieran Perry, on the passing of his father on the 6th November, and also to Cllr Christy Burke on the passing of his nephew last week. 


The Lord Mayor also extended her sympathies and condolences to the families of the 10 people who lost their lives as well as the wider community in Creeslough following the terrible tragedy that occurred last month.


A minutes silence was observed. 



The Lord Mayor congratulated Antoinette Power, Head of Financial Accounting on her recent retirement following 41 years of dedicated and loyal service to Dublin City Council and wished her a very happy retirement.


She also wished to extend congratulations to Shelbourne FC on winning the FAI women’s cup final.



The Lord Mayor expressed her sincere thanks to Dublin City Council Area Offices, Waste Management and Housing Maintenance Sections, Dublin Fire Brigade, Parks Department and the citizens for helping the city have a relatively safe Halloween weekend.


She acknowledged the important role played by the public in reporting stockpiles of bonfire materials to assist DCC staff from across the city to collect them and prevent burning and damage on green spaces.


From midnight on the 31st October to midnight on the 1st November Dublin Fire Brigade received 234 fire calls of which 169 were Halloween related.


DFB emergency ambulance service received 357 calls during the same period. 

There was limited anti-social behaviour towards firefighter/paramedics on the night with no injuries reported. The community minded approach that people took towards their celebrations and those that took heed of the safety advice issued in the weeks leading up to Halloween was very much appreciated . 


She also wished tocompliment the Events organised locally and by the Events Unit in Dublin City Council.



Kyiv Twinning Agreement

The Lord Mayor notified the members of an invitation to attend the Kyiv Investment Forum in Brussels on 28th November and to meet with Mayor Klitschko of Kyiv for a solemn signing of the Twinning Agreement between Dublin and Kyiv that was passed by Council in March. 


Development Plan

The Lord Mayor invited the Chief Executive Owen Keegan to say a few words of thanks to relevant staff for their hard work on the Development Plan.  Members of the Council also took the opportunity to thank John O’Hara and his team for all their work on the Development Plan.



Mansion House Crib

The Lord Mayor received two Emergency Motions submitted on the issue of the removal of live animals as part of the Nativity scene at the Mansion House following her recent decision.  The motions were not taken as per Standing Orders, as they were not urgent and/or a potentially dangerous situations requiring immediate action of Council.  However it was agreed at Group Leaders to allow each Group to speak on the issue for a maximum of 2 minutes. The Lord Mayor made a statement on the issue (see attached Appendix A to these minutes).

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