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2nd meeting: 21st May - 22nd May 2022

Dublin Citizens’ Assembly

Weekend 2:  21 May – 22 May

 From 8 a.m.   Registration, coffee

 

9.00 a.m.  Members introduce themselves at their roundtables

 

9.15 a.m.  Introduction by the Chairman, Jim Gavin – objectives for the weekend

 

The Dublin Experience

 

9.30 a.m.  Dublin-specific challenges - geographical remit, capital city, relationship to central government

                        Dr. Philip Byrne, Director of the Local Government Division at the Institute of Public Administration [presentation]

9.45 a.m.   Current role of the Council Mayors

Laura Shannon, Institute of Public Administration and Editor, Local Authority Times

 

10 a.m.  Roundtable discussion (private session)

 

10.45 a.m.  Q & A

 

11 a.m.  Coffee

 

11.15 a.m.  Presentations by Mayors of the 4 Dublin Local Authorities

 

11.35 a.m.  Roundtable discussion (private session)

 

12.05 p.m.  Q&A with the Mayors of the 4 Dublin Local Authorities

 

12.45 p.m.  Lunch

 

The International Experience

 

1.45 p.m.  How do other city regions do it? Broad comparative overview

 Dr. Diarmuid Scully, Academic Adviser to the Limerick Implementation Advisory Group and former Mayor of Limerick

 

2 p.m.  Models of mayor?

- Manchester (Super-region and local authority as the primary unit);

- Paris (Region and arrondissement as primary unit, permanent Citizens’ Assembly);

- Boston (Mayor as City Chief Executive and City Council as the city’s legislative body);

- Helsinki(Intermediate government system with a divided administrative management).

Dr. Seán Ó'Riordáin, Public Management Consultant

2.20 p.m.  Roundtable discussions (private session)

 

2.50 p.m.  Q&A

3.15 p.m.  Coffee

 

3.30 p.m.  Presentations from:

The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Mr. Andy Burnham;

The Vice-Mayor of Paris, Ms. Anouch Toranian;

Former member of Boston City Council, author, Mr. Larry DiCara

4 p.m.  Panel discussion & Q&A with the international guest presenters

4.45 p.m.       Roundtable discussions (private session)

 

5.15 p.m.   Conclusion by Chairman

 

Sunday morning

 

9.30 a.m.  EAG response to questions from Weekend 1

 

10 a.m.  Plenary feedback session from yesterday’s roundtable discussions

 

11 a.m.  Coffee

                       

11.15 a.m.  High-level options for the type of directly-elected Mayor and local government structures

                        Dr.Seán Ó'Riordáin, Public Management Consultant

 

11.35 a.m.  Q&A session

 

12 p.m.  Roundtable discussion (private session)

 

12.40 p.m.  Completion of evaluation surveys   

 

12.50 p.m.  Summary & Conclusions by Chairman