LABOUR COUNCILLORS WEREN’T too happy when the list of names to receive the Freedom of Dublin was made public yesterday.
To be clear — they didn’t have any problem with either soccer legend John Giles or Brother Kevin Crowley, of the Capuchin Day Centre, being put forward by Lord Mayor Christy Burke.
Rather, the lack of women was an issue.
“I was very disappointed last year when no women were considered and I raised the issue privately,” Councillor Rebecca Moynihan told this website yesterday.
This year when I heard that there were no women nominated again, I contacted the Lord Mayor, Christy Burke, to discuss this and suggest women’s names.
What woman would you nominate for the honour?
Remember, the recipient doesn’t necessarily have to be from the city — Brother Crowley is from Cork, for instance (for that matter, obviously Aung San Suu Kyi is from Burma).
Anyway… Over to you.