Councillor Paul McAuliffe Elected as the New Lord Mayor of Dublin

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Tonight at Dublin City Council’s annual meeting, Councillor Paul McAuliffe was elected the 350th Lord Mayor of Dublin.  This was the first meeting of the newly elected council following the local elections which were held on 24th May, 2019.

Councillor McAuliffe was born and reared in Finglas. His family has lived in Finglas for more than 60 years, with both grandparents settling there when it was only a small village on the outskirts of Dublin.  He was educated at De La Salle Primary School, Beneavin College Secondary School and the National College of Ireland.

Councillor McAuliffe has been an elected member of Dublin City Council since 2009, where he has represented the people of Finglas, Glasnevin, Ballymun and Santry.  He has also served as the Chairperson of the City Council’s Enterprise and Economic Development Committee and he is a member of the seven-person Corporate Policy Group (CPG) chaired by the Lord Mayor. As Chairperson he led the City Economic and Community Plan and published the Dublin City Brexit Summits.

He has also served as the Chairperson of the City's Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) where he has overseen the Social Inclusion Community Activation Programme.

Outside of politics he has been actively involved in local youth and community groups and he has worked as Communication Manager with the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and the Irish Platform for Patients' Organisations Science and Industry.

Councillor McAuliffe is married to Ciara and they have two young children, Millie and Hugh.