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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
# Recognition
# Recognition

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

Jul 6th 2020, 7:41 PM 27,279 Views 70 Comments

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
# Dublin GAA
# Dublin GAA

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

Updated Sep 23rd 2019, 8:42 PM 25,462 Views 44 Comments

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
# Good Friday Agreement
# Good Friday Agreement

Belfast council votes to award Bill Clinton freedom of the city

Mar 28th 2018, 8:56 AM 7,899 Views 61 Comments

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
# Boomtown Row
# Boomtown Row

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

Dec 14th 2017, 10:24 PM 80,858 Views 176 Comments

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
# Freedom Of The City
# Freedom Of The City

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

Dec 13th 2017, 7:29 PM 27,493 Views 79 Comments

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
# Boomtown Rant

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

Nov 13th 2017, 3:44 PM 25,372 Views 110 Comments

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
# Freedom Of The City
# Freedom Of The City

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

Feb 7th 2017, 10:11 AM 16,354 Views 68 Comments

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
# Freedom Of The City
# Freedom Of The City

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

Feb 7th 2017, 6:01 AM 22,945 Views 27 Comments

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)
# Divided
# Divided

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

Feb 6th 2017, 7:45 PM 23,603 Views 112 Comments

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?
# An Féidir Linn?

The Freedom of Dublin for Barack Obama? People are divided

Feb 3rd 2017, 8:08 PM 30,963 Views 127 Comments

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
# Freedom Of Limerick
# Freedom Of Limerick

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

Sep 29th 2014, 6:00 PM 14,700 Views 30 Comments

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?
# Freemen
# Freemen

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

Apr 26th 2014, 12:00 PM 200 Views 37 Comments

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
# Van The Man
# Van The Man

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

Oct 22nd 2013, 7:30 AM 4,726 Views 11 Comments

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
# Van The Man
# Van The Man

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

Aug 22nd 2013, 7:56 PM 8,116 Views 29 Comments

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
# Liberty Hall
# Liberty Hall

Giant banner welcomes Aung San Suu Kyi to Ireland

Jun 12th 2012, 6:55 PM 5,167 Views 22 Comments

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