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#Freedom of the City

# freedom-of-the-city - Monday 6 July, 2020

Councillors ratify nomination of Dr Tony Holohan for the honorary freedom of the city of Dublin

The new Lord Mayor Hazel Chu proposed the award for Dr Holohan, who stepped aside from his role last week.

# freedom-of-the-city - Monday 23 September, 2019

Dublin City Council ratifies decision to award freedom of the city to Jim Gavin

The move was proposed by the Lord Mayor of Dublin Paul McAuliffe.

# freedom-of-the-city - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

Belfast council votes to award Bill Clinton freedom of the city

The council voted to give the former US president and Senator George Mitchell the award for their part in the peace process.

# freedom-of-the-city - Thursday 14 December, 2017

Bob Geldof 'disgusted' as Dublin City Council accepts Freedom award he handed back

Geldof handed back his award in an effort to have the honour stripped from Aung San Suu Kyi.

# freedom-of-the-city - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

Councillors vote to strip Aung San Suu Kyi of the Freedom of Dublin

Councillors voted in favour of the motion at a council meeting tonight.

# freedom-of-the-city - Monday 13 November, 2017

He admits giving it up is 'a PR stunt', but what happens now to Bob Geldof's Freedom of Dublin? Boomtown Rant This post contains videos

He admits giving it up is 'a PR stunt', but what happens now to Bob Geldof's Freedom of Dublin?

Geldof wants the honour to be taken off Aung San Suu Kyi.

# freedom-of-the-city - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

'Disgraceful and undemocratic': Dublin councillors are still divided on the Obama vote

Independent Councillor Mannix Flynn said that the issue was “not over yet”.

Why are Bono and The Edge grazing sheep in Stephen's Green in 2000? It's their right as Freemen of the City

Barack and Michelle Obama are soon set to have some interesting privileges in Dublin.

# freedom-of-the-city - Monday 6 February, 2017

Barack Obama will get the Freedom of Dublin award (after a heated council vote)

Councillors were angry that there was no debate beforehand – despite the Lord Mayor giving a long statement on why Obama should get the award.

# freedom-of-the-city - Friday 3 February, 2017

The Freedom of Dublin for Barack Obama? People are divided An Féidir Linn? This post contains a poll

The Freedom of Dublin for Barack Obama? People are divided

Lord Mayor Brendan Carr wants to give it to both Barack and Michelle.

# freedom-of-the-city - Monday 29 September, 2014

President Higgins follows in Bill Clinton and Terry Wogan's footsteps and gets freedom of his birthplace

President Higgins was born in Limerick on 18 April 1941.

# freedom-of-the-city - Saturday 26 April, 2014

Column: President Higgins was conferred with the freedom of the city of Cork ... but what does that mean?

Michael D Higgins joined a prestigious list this week, but what is a freeman (or freewoman)?

# freedom-of-the-city - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

Moondance at the Waterfront: Free tickets for Van Morrison show in Belfast

A draw will be held to decide who gets the 2,000 tickets for the 15 November concert. Sorry though, only Belfast citizens can apply.

# freedom-of-the-city - Thursday 22 August, 2013

His mother told him there'd be days like this: Freedom of Belfast for Van

The 68-year-old, who was born in the east of the city, is likely to receive the accolade next year.

# freedom-of-the-city - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Giant banner welcomes Aung San Suu Kyi to Ireland

Amnesty International and Dublin City Council erected the welcome sign this afternoon at Liberty Hall.