The Lord Mayor of Dublin Caroline Conroy and the Mayor of Dublin, Ohio, Jane Fox have yesterday signed an agreement to renew the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Dublin City, Ireland and the city of Dublin, Ohio, USA.
An MOU between the two cities was originally signed in 2017 for a four year term. Areas of co-operation included the Economy, Culture, Sports, Education, Youth and Smart Cities with a commitment to promote common prosperity and development of both cities.
An Irish delegation visited Dublin, Ohio in 2017 and a return visit by a delegation from Dublin, Ohio to Dublin, City Ireland took place in 2019.
A request was received in August 2021 from Dublin, Ohio to renew the MOU.
This request was agreed to by the Protocol Committee of Dublin City Council at its meeting on 27th October 2021.
The following were outlined as areas where immediate collaboration could begin:
Culture, including a link with the Dublin Irish Festival
Decarbonizing zone as part of prioritising works on a green, low carbon city
A delegation from Dublin, Ohio is visiting Dublin, Ireland from March 15th-17th where they will hold a number of meetings with the Lord Mayor of Dublin and staff of Dublin City Council.
Yesterday evening’s signing took place in the Mansion House.