Dublin City signs Memo of Understanding with Dublin, Ohio
Published on 16th March 2023
Mayor of Dublin, Ohio, Jane Fox and the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Ireland, Caroline Conroy signing the Memorandum of Understanding between Dublin CIty, Ireland and the city of Dublin, Ohio in the USA.
The Lord Mayor of Dublin Caroline Conroy and the Mayor of Dublin, Ohio, Jane Fox have this evening signed an agreement to renew the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Dublin City, Ireland and the city of Dublin, Ohio, USA.
An MOU between the two cities was originally signed in 2017 for a four year term. Areas of co-operation included the Economy, Culture, Sports, Education, Youth and Smart Cities with a commitment to promote common prosperity and development of both cities. An Irish delegation visited Dublin, Ohio in 2017 and a return visit by a delegation from Dublin, Ohio to Dublin, City Ireland took place in 2019.
A request was received in August 2021 from Dublin, Ohio to renew the MOU. This request was agreed to by the Protocol Committee of Dublin City Council at its meeting on 27th October 2021.
The following were outlined as areas where immediate collaboration could begin:
- Culture, including a link with the Dublin Irish Festival
- Smart Cities
- Citizen Engagement
- Decarbonizing zone as part of prioritising works on a green, low carbon city
A delegation from Dublin, Ohio is visiting Dublin, Ireland from March 15th-17th where they will hold a number of meetings with the Lord Mayor of Dublin and staff of Dublin City Council.
This evening’s signing took place in the Mansion House.
Notes to the Editor:
In 1810 Irish surveyor John Shields named Dublin, Ohio after his birthplace of Dublin, Ireland.
The Dublin Irish Festival was founded in 1988 by the Dublin Irish Celebration. In 1992, the City of Dublin assumed management of the Festival. The Festival celebrated its 35th Anniversary in 2022, growing from a small gathering to one of the largest Irish cultural gatherings in the world.
Mayor of Dublin, Ohio, Jane Fox and the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Ireland, Caroline Conroy with the Memorandum of Understanding between Dublin CIty, Ireland and the city of Dublin, Ohio, USA.