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This website gives information on the Lord Mayor of Dublin - first citizen of the city of Dublin.  The Lord Mayor is elected by the City Councillors at the Annual Meeting of the City Council which is held in City Hall.  The current Lord Mayor/Ardmhéara is Mícheál MacDonncha. He was elected on Monday 26th June 2017 and is the 348th Lord Mayor of Dublin.


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Anti-Conscription Campaign 100 years on

Dublin marked the centenary of the 1918 Conscription Crisis with a major event which I, Ardmhéara Mícheál Mac Donncha, hosted in the Round Room of the Mansion House on Wednesday 18th April 2018. It was in the Mansion House on 18th April 1918 that Laurence O'Neill, Lord Mayor (1917-1924) convened a conference of nationalist and trade union leaders that issued a national pledge to fight the threatened Conscription of Irishmen into the British Army by the British government. This pledge was signed by hundreds of thousands of people all over Ireland. On 21st June 1500 trade union delegates gathered in the Round Room and on 23rd June they staged the biggest national strike in Irish history before or since.

We had a great line-up of speakers with Dr. Ciarán Wallace giving the national and international background, Dr. Thomas Morrissey SJ on the role of Laurence O'Neill, Dr. Brian Hanley covered the role of the Catholic Church. The role of women was highlighted in a very informative presentation by Liz Gillis who spoke of Lá na mBan on 9th June 1918 when women mobilised in huge numbers against Conscription. Micheline Sheehy Skeffington spoke of the role of Francis and Hanna Sheehy Skeffington. Francis Devine covered the Irish Neutrality League during the First World War while Roger Cole of the Peace & Neutrality Alliance brought it right up to date in 2018. We concluded with songs sung by Francis Devine, Pádraig Ó Nualláin and Tony Fitzpatrick and poems read by Liz Gillis.

Lá iontach ar fad a bhí ann agus buíochas mór le gach duine a ghlac páirt agus iad siúd a chabhraigh leis an lá a eagrú. 



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