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#Freedom of the City

From TheJournal.ie Belfast council votes to award Bill Clinton freedom of the city Good Friday Agreement

Belfast council votes to award Bill Clinton freedom of the city

The council voted to give the former US president and Senator George Mitchell the award for their part in the peace process.

From TheJournal.ie Bob Geldof 'disgusted' as Dublin City Council accepts Freedom award he handed back Boomtown Row

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

Geldof handed back his award in an effort to have the honour stripped from Aung San Suu Kyi.

From TheJournal.ie Councillors vote to strip Aung San Suu Kyi of the Freedom of Dublin Freedom Of The City

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

Councillors voted in favour of the motion at a council meeting tonight.

From TheJournal.ie He admits giving it up is 'a PR stunt', but what happens now to Bob Geldof's Freedom of Dublin? Boomtown Rant This post contains videos

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

Geldof wants the honour to be taken off Aung San Suu Kyi.

From TheJournal.ie 'Disgraceful and undemocratic': Dublin councillors are still divided on the Obama vote Freedom Of The City

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

Independent Councillor Mannix Flynn said that the issue was “not over yet”.

From TheJournal.ie 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

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

Barack and Michelle Obama are soon set to have some interesting privileges in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Barack Obama will get the Freedom of Dublin award (after a heated council vote) Divided

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

Councillors were angry that there was no debate beforehand – despite the Lord Mayor giving a long statement on why Obama should get the award.

From TheJournal.ie The Freedom of Dublin for Barack Obama? People are divided An FĂ©idir Linn? This post contains a poll

The Freedom of Dublin for Barack Obama? People are divided

Lord Mayor Brendan Carr wants to give it to both Barack and Michelle.

From TheJournal.ie President Higgins follows in Bill Clinton and Terry Wogan's footsteps and gets freedom of his birthplace Freedom Of Limerick

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

President Higgins was born in Limerick on 18 April 1941.

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

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

Michael D Higgins joined a prestigious list this week, but what is a freeman (or freewoman)?

From TheJournal.ie Moondance at the Waterfront: Free tickets for Van Morrison show in Belfast Van The Man

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie His mother told him there'd be days like this: Freedom of Belfast for Van Van The Man

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

The 68-year-old, who was born in the east of the city, is likely to receive the accolade next year.

From TheJournal.ie Giant banner welcomes Aung San Suu Kyi to Ireland Liberty Hall

Giant banner welcomes Aung San Suu Kyi to Ireland

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