About the Lord Mayor

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Lord Mayor of Dublin 2018-2019

The current Lord Mayor/Ardmhéara is Nial Ring. He was elected on Monday 25th June 2018 and is the 349th Lord Mayor of Dublin. 

About the Lord Mayor

Independent Councillor Nial Ring was elected Lord Mayor of Dublin at the Annual Meeting of Dublin City Council held on Monday 25th June 2018.  He was first elected to Dublin City Council in 2009 to represent the North Inner City Electoral Area of the city and was re-elected in 2014.

He serves on a number of committees including the Central Area Committee and Joint Policing Committee, Finance Strategic Policy Committee, Audit Committee, the Moore Street Advisory Committee, Parnell Square Special Committee, Special Committee on Fire/Ambulance Services & Emergency Management, Commemorative Naming Committee and represents Dublin City Council on the Grangegorman Development Consultative Group.

A fourth generation Dubliner, he was born and reared in Ballybough, in Dublin’s North Inner City. He graduated from Dublin City University with an Honours Degree in Accounting and Finance. He has held a number of senior banking positions in Ireland and abroad. He is also a fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants, a Licentiate of the Institute of Bankers and he holds a Diploma in Financial Services Law from University College Dublin.

He is married to Joyce and he has four grown up sons. His interests include Irish History, politics and sports.

The priorities for his term of office are:

  1. To reach out to those may feel marginalised or disconnected from our City.
  2. To ensure that a suitable, and agreed, Commemorative Memorial is placed at the site of the former Magdalene Laundry on Sean McDermott Street.
  3. To make progress on the Moore Street Battlefield Site and overall Dublin Central (Carlton) Site.
  4. To announce the detail of the first City Farm in Dublin (and Ireland) as part of Dublin Port Company’s Community Gain Initiative under its Master Plan 2 Project.
  5. To examine and propose new innovative measures to make it safe, easier and more attractive for children to cycle to school.
  6. To promote and support local history projects including: the commemoration the 1919 General Election, the sitting of the first Dáil in the Mansion House and the commencement of the War of Independence.