Dec. 14, 2017, 3:06 p.m.
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Mr Geldof publically handed back his award last month in protest at Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi continuing to have the same honour.
At the same meeting last night, the council also voted to revoke the honour from Ms Suu Kyi.
In a statement to RTÉ's Liveline, Mr Geldof said he had made it clear that if the award was revoked from Ms Suu Kyi he would be more than honoured to remain a Freeman of the City.
However, the Lord Mayor of Dublin said that when Mr Geldof returned the scroll he effectively revoked his status as a Freeman of Dublin.
Speaking on the same programme, Micheál Mac Donncha said Mr Geldof handed back the honour "in a very public way and that was his choice."
Mr Mac Donncha added that while Mr Geldof contacted the CEO of Dublin City Council the night before he returned the award, he had not contacted the council since.
Mr Mac Donncha said the vote by the council last night merely confirmed the former Boomtown Rat's decision to return the award.
Independent Dublin councillor Mannix Flynn said that no protocol existed for an individual to return their award.
Mr Flynn said he would be putting in a motion that the council reinstate Mr Geldof as a Freeman of Dublin.

http://www.rte.ie/news/dublin/2017/1214/927409-geldof/