Strategic Policy Committees & Corporate Policy Group

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The purpose of Strategic Policy Committees is to formulate, develop, monitor and review policies which relate to the functions of Dublin City Council and to advise the Council accordingly.

Strategic Policy Committee Scheme 2014 – 2019

Dublin City Council considered a Draft Strategic Policy Committee Scheme 2014 – 2019 at its meetings on the 23rd June and the 7th July, appointed Chairpersons and Councillors to each SPC, agreed the numbers on each and approved a recruitment process for sectoral representation. The councillor members of each SPC, together with the Chair Designate,  then selected sectoral organisations/groups from among the applications received and allotted places to the Pillars as per regulations. 

The City Council at its meeting on the 22nd September approved the Dublin City Strategic Policy Committee Scheme 2014 – 2019.  At its meeting on the 3rd November, the City Council approved the increase of the membership of the Transportation SPC by 3 (2 x City Councillors and 1 x Sectoral Organisation) -see Revision 1 below.  

At its Meeting on the 11th May 2015, the City Council approved the final sectoral representation on the Planning & International Affairs SPC and on the Traffic SPC - see Revision 2 below

The City Council at it’s meeting on the 11th January 2016 approved the replacement of the Dublin City Community Forum and the Environmental Pillar with the Public Participation Network (PPN) as Sectoral Organisations following the successful setting up of the PPN in Dublin City and the election of sectoral representatives from that network – see Revision 3 below

There was a further revision of the SPC Scheme on 1st February 2016 when the City Council agreed to transfer certain responsibilities between SPCs and to set up a special Committee of Council to deal with Emergency Planning and related matters which formerly fell under the remit of the Finance SPC. Some name changes were also necessary following these changes – see Revised Scheme No 4 below for current titles and responsibilities of all the Dublin City SPCs.

A further revision of the SPC Scheme took place on the 13th June 2016 when the City Council approved replacement sectoral organisations on the Finance and Transport SPCs to replace outgoing organisations – see Revision No 5 below.

The SPC Scheme was further revised on the 5th September 2016 by a re-allocation of responsibility for International Relations - see Revision No 6 below.

The chairs of 2 SPCs were rotated in June & July 2017 – see Revision No 7 below.

A change to the membership of the Transportation SPC was agreed by the City Council on the 8th January 2018 – two additional Councillors and one sectoral organisation were approved – see Revision No 8 below

Chairpersons of SPCs :

The following Councillors have been appointed Chairpersons of the 7 SPCs  :  

Councillor Ruairi McGinley Ruairi McGinley - Finance & Emergency Services SPC (12 Members)
Councillor Ciaran Cuffe

Ciaran Cuffe - Transportation SPC (21 Members)

Cllr_Vincent_Jackson Vincent Jackson - Arts, Culture and Recreation SPC (14 Members)
cllr_Daithi_Doolan Daithí Doolan - Housing SPC (14 Members)
Cllr_Naoise_OMuiri Naoise O Muiri - Environment SPC (10 Members)
Cllr_Deirdre_Heney Deirdre Heney - Economic Development, Enterprise and International Relations SPC (10 Members)

Andrew Montague - Planning and Property Development SPC (10 Members)

Corporate Policy Group :

The members of the Corporate Policy Group are:

  • The chairperson of each of the Strategic Policy Committees  (above)
  • The Lord Mayor