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1st meeting: 30th April - 1st May 2022

Programme

Saturday 30th April 2022
  • 9.25 a.m.     Introduction by the Chairman, Jim Gavin. Introductory Remarks [Video] [Speech]
  • 9.40 a.m. Session 1: What is Dublin?
    • Dublin: a Geography (Historian Geographer, Dr. Ruth McManus, DCU) [Presentation] [Video]
    • Dublin is a Sound – (Roddy Doyle, author) [Video]
    • Q & A [Video]
    • Roundtable discussion (private session)
  • 11.30 a.m. Coffee
  • 11.50 a.m. Session 2: Local Government in Dublin
    • Broad introduction and overview of the current arrangements (How did we get here?)
    • Roundtable discussion (private session)
  • 1 p.m. Lunch
  • 2.15 p.m. Plenary feedback from the morning sessions
    • Voxpop of people living in the four Dublin local authority areas: "What do the Dublin Local Authorities do?" [Video]
  • 2.45 p.m. Session 3: Role of Local Government
    • What are the main strands of activity? Planning, enterprise and economic development , social and community development, climate action, housing, infrastructure, transport, libraries, recreation and culture. – Dr. Brid Quinn, UL [Video] [Presentation]
    • Roundtable discussion (private session)
  • 3.45 p.m. Coffee
  • 4.00 p.m: Session 4
    • Who governs and how is power distributed? Dr. Bríd Quinn, UL [Video] [Presentation]
    • Funding & Finance - who pays and how? Prof. Deiric Ó Broin, DCU [Video] [Presentation]
    • Q & A [Video]
    • Roundtable discussion (private session)
  • 5.15 p.m. Conclusion by Chairman Jim Gavin 
Sunday 1st May 2022
  • 9.30 a.m. Short Film: What do the Dublin Local Authorities do?
  • 9.44 a.m. Brief Summary of previous day's proceedings
    • Prof. Deiric O'Broin, Dr. Bríd Quin, Dr. Aodh Quinlivan
  • 10.00 a.m. Feedback from previous day's roundtable discussions
  • 10.30 a.m. Session 1: Panel Discussion
    • Chief Executives of the 4 Dublin Local Authorities (4 x 5 minute opening statements, 40 mins Q&A) [Video]
  • 11.30 a.m. Coffee
  • 11.55 a.m. Session 2: Why a directly-elected mayor?
    • General challenges, risks, benefits and opportunities - Dr. Aodh Quinlivan, UCC [Video] [Presentation]
    • Roundtable discussion (private session)
  • 1 p.m. Summary and Conclusions by Chairman