Sinn Féin Councillor Mícheál Mac Donncha elected Lord Mayor of Dublin
Sinn Féin Councillor Mícheál Mac Donncha was elected Lord Mayor of Dublin at the annual meeting of Dublin City Council last night.
Councillor Mícheál Mac Donncha has been a member of Dublin City Council since 2011 when he was first co-opted as a Sinn Féin member.
He was elected to represent the Beaumont –Donaghmede Ward of the North Central Electoral Area of the City in the 2014 local government elections. He is deputy leader of the Sinn Féin group on the Council and has served as Cathaoirleach of Dublin City Council Finance SPC (Special Policy Committee) and of the Commemorative Naming Committee.
Councillor Mícheál Mac Donncha is also a board member on the City of Dublin Education and Training Board, the Board of the Hugh Lane Gallery and of the National Maternity Hospital. He worked for 17 years (1997-2014) in the Oireachtas as Parliamentary Assistant to Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin, former Sinn Féin Dáil leader. From the period of 1990 – 1996 he was editor of the Sinn Féin weekly newspaper 'An Phoblacht'.
He has lived for most of his life in Kilbarrack, has written extensively on Irish history and politics and is a fluent Irish speaker.
Also tonight at the annual council meeting, Labour Councillor Aine Clancy was elected Deputy Lord Mayor. She has represented the Cabra – Glasnevin Ward of the North West Electoral Area since her election to the City Council in 2009.