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# Lord Mayor

Last month
January 2023
# Caroline Conroy
Mansion House security review to take place after Lord Mayor concerned for safety during protest
“I kind of feel a bit exposed at the moment with all that’s going on,” Caroline Conway said.
Last year
2022
# citizens assembly
Dublin Citizens' Assembly votes to recommend directly elected mayor with significant powers
At its final meeting today, members of the assembly voted on what recommendations to make in a report to be sent to the Oireachtas.
# Caroline Conroy
Green Party councillor elected as new Dublin Lord Mayor
The election happened at this evening’s annual meeting of Dublin City Council in the capital’s City Hall.
# I've got the power
Dublin City Council to ramp up night-time power washing of streets
Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland said that the power-washing schedule has not always been fully met since footfall in the city centre increased.
All time
# Lord Mayor
Labour councillor Alison Gilliland becomes new Lord Mayor of Dublin
She takes over from the Green Party’s Hazel Chu.
# Anniversary
Commemorations held for the 80th anniversary of the North Strand bombing
Dublin’s Lord Mayor Hazel Chu and the German Ambassador to Ireland led a wreath-laying ceremony to mark the event.
# Lord Mayor
Green Party councillor Hazel Chu to run as independent candidate in Seanad by-election
She did not receive backing from her party to run.
# hazel chu
Dublin Lord Mayor calls on public to become 'anti-racist' following attacks on Chinese people in Ireland
Gardaí are investigating two separate attacks involving Chinese people in recent weeks.
# Chains of office
Fianna Fáil's Tom Brabazon elected new Lord Mayor of Dublin
A special vote of the council took place this evening, following the election of former Lord Mayor Paul McAuliffe.
# CASUAL VACANCY
Dublin needs a new Lord Mayor and Councils need 34 new representatives after General Election
When a sitting Councillor is elected to Dáil Eireann what’s known as a “casual vacancy” arises.
# lord mayor award
Greta Thunberg and late Brendan Grace among recipients of Dublin Lord Mayor's Award
Lord Mayor Paul McAuliffe presented the awards at a reception at the Mansion House this evening.
# Lord Mayor
Fianna Fáil councillor Paul McAuliffe elected as new Lord Mayor of Dublin
McAuliffe becomes the 350th Lord Mayor of the city.
# vote vote vote
The Big Day of Voting: Today's your last chance to make sure you're registered to vote on May 24
There’s two elections, a referendum… and plebiscites in certain areas.
# Dublin
Christy Dignam and Norah Casey among recipients of 2019 Lord Mayor award
Sportstar Philly McMahon and broadcaster Joe Duffy are among previous winners of the award.
# running dry
'I'm delighted we've run out of beer': Dublin Lord Mayor defends flying through 120 kegs of Guinness in six months
The pints are flowing at the Mansion House.
# Court
Dublin's Lord Mayor to keep house after bank's €1m claim struck out
He and his wife Joyce had a large mortgage debt on their home.
# free tours
'Oozing with history': Take a look around the Mansion House, 100 years on from the first Dáil sitting
It is the oldest free-standing residential home in Dublin.
# Lord Mayor
Independent councillor Nial Ring elected as new Lord Mayor of Dublin
Ring was elected by fellow councillors this evening and becomes the 349th Lord Mayor of the city.
# Israel
Dublin Lord Mayor signs document saying he will not enter Israel again without government permission
Efforts were made to refuse Mícheál Mac Donncha entry to the country.
# Palestine
'This is an attempt to silence critics': Dublin Lord Mayor hits out at Israel over plan to refuse him entry
Mícheál Mac Donncha has travelled to the city of Ramallah in the West Bank.
# Ramallah
Lord Mayor of Dublin denies he's been refused entry to Israel - in fact, he's in his hotel
“Rumours of my refusal are untrue.”
# Israel Palestine
Palestinian Authority invites Dublin's Lord Mayor to attend conference on Jerusalem
The Ardmhéara will attend a conference on the status of the City of Jerusalem at the invitation of the Palestinian Authority.
# ALONE
'Christmas can be very hard if you're on your own': People asked to look out for the elderly this winter
The advice comes as part of the Dublin City Council and older person’s charity Alone’s cold weather initiative, which was launched today.
# anonymous passerby
An English tourist sent the Mayor of Dublin a lovely letter thanking people in the city for their help during an emergency
“I cannot explain how grateful I am to the people of Dublin who have been the most friendly and thoughtful people I have ever met”
# first day on the job
This man is the new Lord Mayor of Dublin city
Mícheál Mac Donncha was elected as the new Lord Mayor this evening.
# no room at the inn
Poll: Should hotels that refuse homeless families face sanctions?
Dublin Lord Mayor Brendan Carr said that some hotels are discriminating against homeless families.
# apollo house legacy
Dublin Lord Mayor calls for Home Sweet Home to donate remaining €129,000 to homeless charities
Brendan Carr said that the funds raised by the campaign should “be immediately put to use assisting people in housing need”.
# 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”.
# Your Say
Poll: Should the word 'lord' be dropped from 'Lord Mayor'?
A Dublin city councillor wants the title to be changed to ‘Civic Mayor’.
# Brexit
Dublin's Lord Mayor has attacked Ibec for 'wanting to rip apart' Irish society
Brendan Carr accused the employers group of “weasel words” to mask what he called an attack on workers.
# Lord Mayor
Number of Console staff withdraw resignations they handed in after controversy
It’s feared the revelations about Console will have a negative impact on donations to charities.
# mr mayor
'Dublin without her people is nothing to me': Dublin's new Lord Mayor enters office quoting Connolly
Brendan Carr also thanked his mother and father.
# Your Say
Poll: Should injection centres for drug addicts be opened in Ireland?
Dublin Lord Mayor Críona Ní Dhálaigh would support their introduction on a pilot basis.
# Easter Rising
'I'm not trying to un-Sinn Féin myself': New Lord Mayor reacts to criticism
Críona Ní Dhálaigh said 1916 centenary commemorations will be inclusive.
# winner
Sinn Féin councillor Críona Ní Dhálaigh is the new Lord Mayor of Dublin
She is the first member of Sinn Féin to hold the office.
# IRA
Last-ditch attempt to stop Sinn Féin 'hijacking' 1916 centenary is 'laughable'
All is not well on Dublin City Council.
# Fitzgibbon Street
Pressure is growing to reopen Dublin's 'Fort Apache' station
The Lord Mayor has said not reopening the station would be “unacceptable”.
# anti-water charges
Cork's deputy mayor 'snubbed' water charge petition with 15,000 signatures
“It’s a gross insult to people, whether someone agrees with you or not they should take your petition.”
# Happy Birthday
5 things you might not know about Dublin's Mansion House
The home of the Lord Mayor of Dublin is 300 years old.
# christy burke
'The most memorable thing about jail? Helping IRA members escape on a helicopter'
Dublin’s Lord Mayor recalls his time in prison, and shares his thoughts on the Queen.