About the Lord Mayor

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Labour Councillor Brendan Carr was elected Lord Mayor of Dublin at the Annual Meeting of Dublin City Council on Monday 27th June 2016.   He was first elected to the City Council in 1999 and re-elected in 2005.  Following a five year break, he was re-elected in the Local Elections of 2014 to represent the Cabra –Finglas Ward of the North West City Electoral Area of the City.



  • Finance SPC
  • Special Committee on Fire/Ambulance Services and Emergency Management


His priorities for his term as Lord Mayor are:

  • Appreciation of businesses who pay their workers a Living Wage and commission a plaque for display on their premises
  • Creating a register of workplaces who will offer employment to those previously involved in criminal activity in an effort to break the cycle of crime
  • Introduction of a 1% tax on hotel beds in the city for investment in arts and culture in the city
  • Working with the Department of the Environment and other statutory agencies to find a solution to the housing crisis in the city
  • Establishing a working group with Mayor of London Sadiq Kahn to ensure both Dublin and London continue to work together following Brexit.


He is married to Suzanne and they have one son Jason.  He works in SIPTU as a Trade Union Official.  He is a passionate Dublin Gaelic Football fan.