GREEN PARTY Cllr Caroline Conroy has been elected as the 354th Lord Mayor of Dublin.
Caroline Conroy is only the 11th woman to hold the office of the Lord Mayor of Dublin and succeeds Cllr Alison Gilliland.
The election took place at yesterday evening’s annual meeting of Dublin City Council in the capital’s City Hall.
Cllr Conroy grew up in Ballymun, Dublin and lives in Glasnevin. She is married and has three children. She is a member of the Green Party, having been elected to Dublin City Council (DCC) in 2019, representing the Ballymun/Finglas local electoral area. She also serves on the Executive Committee of the Green Party.
"I want to focus attention on our youth, to hear their voices, to include them in our public amenities, to change the negative narrative around our young people, to build better relationships between our young and old," Ms Conroy said following her election.
She also said she wants to focus on biodiversity: "I want to highlight and work on initiatives that will make our city a better, cleaner, fresher - a liveable - city."
“However, as Dubliners we all can see this has declined. Being so far removed from nature has consequences for us. It affects our wellbeing, our air quality, our food, our drinking water our mental health. So, I also want to highlight and work on initiatives that will make our city a better, cleaner, fresher, a liveable City,” she said.
Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said: "Caroline has been an amazing advocate for her community, and I know she will bring that passion and vision to the role of Lord Mayor."
Councillor Darcy Lonergan was elected the Deputy Lord Mayor at the meeting.
Cllr Lonergan is the Green Party Councillor for Cabra-Glasnevin and las night's election creates an all-Green Lord Mayor and Deputy Lord Mayor team for Dublin.
It is customary for the outgoing Lord Mayor to transfer the chain of office to the incoming recipient. Councillor Conroy was presented with the chain by Councillor Alison Gilliland.