Lord Mayor of Dublin

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Welcome to the Lord Mayor of Dublin's website

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 is Críona Ní Dhálaigh. She was elected on Monday 29th June 2015 and is the 346th Lord Mayor of Dublin, & the 8th female to hold the role.

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The Dublin City Good Citizen Award

The Dublin City Good Citizen Awards aim to celebrate the contribution to life in the city made by the work of thousands of ordinary people working in our communities to make Dublin a great place to live.

It is often the small acts of our friends and neighbours who create the bonds and support networks which knit communities together.  They inspire others to do the same and help to create a city guided by values that are not always recognised.

The Dublin City Good Citizen Awards recognise that an enormous amount of everyday acts of good citizenship are made by people who are not members of specialist voluntary organisations.  


Social Inclusion – recognising the work of volunteers who improve the lives of those who may otherwise be excluded from fully participating in society for any reason.

Age Friendly – recognising the work of older volunteers, or those who provide services for older people e.g. a person who looks out for and visits an older neighbour

Community & Neighbourhood – recognising the work of volunteers who add to the vibrancy of the city through their activities, e.g.  A person who gives up their spare time to organise community events.

Sports & Recreation – recognising the work of volunteers who support sporting and/or recreational activities.

Arts & Culture – recognising the work of volunteers who enhance their communities through art and/or culture related volunteering eg. someone who gives their time to organise local arts events or groups in the community

Children & Youth – recognising the work of young volunteers or those whose work has a positive impact on the lives of children and young people

New Communities – recognising the work of new community volunteers, or those who work with new community and migrant groups

Disability - recognising the work of volunteers with disabilities, or those who work with people with disabilitie.

Lifetime Volunteer – recognising the longstanding work of an individual volunteer

The Awards

The shortlisted ‘good citizens’ will attend an official ceremony which will take place in the Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2 on the 17th May 2016.  Winners will be presented with a specially commissioned ‘Good Citizen Award’ pin’ designed by one of Ireland’s foremost jewellery designers chosen from an panel of jewellers selected by an independent international panel for high standards of design and technical skill every two years.

For further information &/or to nominate go to http://www.dublincity.ie/goodcitizen


Decade of Commemorations - 1916/2016 Centenary Programme

I launched the Dublin City Council 1916/2016 Centenary Programme ("Dublin Remembers"), on the evening of Wednesday, 13th January 2016.

Click here for further information.


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