New series of online talks to be hosted by Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu

Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu has announced a new lunchtime series of interactive one-hour talks between herself and people connected with running the city.

The talks will be free and online. The Lord Mayor’s first guest will be Chief Executive of Dublin City Council Owen Keegan.

‘Chu & Chats with the Lord Mayor’ will take place every Friday at 1 pm beginning on Friday, February 26th and continuing on into June.

The Lord Mayor and her guests will talk about their roles, how the respective area they are talking about is managing during the pandemic, and answer questions from the public.

‘The role of this office has always been to engage with communities and interact with people through events here in the Mansion House or in the community. I am conscious of the fact that Covid-19 has restricted the amount of engagement I have been able to have with members of the public this year,” said Hazel.

‘So this is a chance to ask myself and my guests anything you like. It’s an opportunity for you to speak with the people behind the running of Dublin City Council and the City in general, to share your concerns as well as your thoughts. So why not log on and join us for a chat.’

Each week will have a theme and will range from housing to sports, to night culture as well as policing, innovation and planning amongst others.

Guests in the weeks ahead include the Head of Housing, Head of Parks, the City Architect, the City Planner, Sports Officer, senior members of the Gardai, and the Head of Traffic.

To attend the talks attendees can register for free here.

Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu has been in office since June 2020, having been a member of Dublin City Council since May 2019.  Chu was elected the 352nd Lord Mayor of Dublin and is the first person of colour to hold the role.

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