Dublin County Council
Dublin County Council
Bhaile Átha Cliath
|County council of County Dublin|
Coat of arms of Dublin County Council
|Preceded by||Grand Jury|
|Succeeded by||Fingal County Council,|
South Dublin County Council,
Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown County Council
|Beart do réir ár mbriathar (Irish)|
"Action to match our speech"
|O'Connell Street, Dublin|
The county council was established by the Local Government (Ireland) Act 1898. Its headquarters were established at 10-11 Parnell Square in 1900 but, due to the cramped conditions, it transferred to 46-49 O'Connell Street, Dublin City in 1975.
Following the implementation of the Local Government (Dublin) Act 1993, an Act of the Oireachtas, the County Council and the Corporation of Dún Laoghaire were abolished in 1994, and replaced with three administrative counties; Fingal to the north, Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown to the southeast and South Dublin to the southwest.
The Dublin Regional Authority is the statutory authority that currently has functions in the city and greater metropolitan area, these relate mainly to cooperation and coordination of agencies, the authorities membership is from the councils in the areas concerned. Both the Parnell Square property and the O'Connell Street property were transferred to the Fingal County Council on abolition of DCC. These offices were a key location in the events described in the Mahon Tribunal – a tribunal which inquired into re-zoning and planning irregularities in the 1980s in County Dublin.
The motto on its coat of arms was Beart do réir ár mbriathar in Irish which means Action to match our speech.
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- "Precast concrete, 46-49 O'Connell Street, Dublin 1". Built Dublin. Retrieved 1 November 2019.
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- "Local Government (Dublin) Act, 1993, Section 9.—(1)". Irish Statute Book – Office of the Attorney General. Retrieved 28 May 2011.
On the establishment day — (a) the county shall cease to exist, (b) the borough shall cease to exist, (c) the electoral counties shall cease to exist, and (d) the united district of the burial board shall cease to exist.
- "Tribunal of Inquiry into Certain Planning Matters and Payments Bill 2004". Oireachtas Éireann. 2004. Retrieved 2 April 2012.