Venue: Council Chamber, City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2.
To elect from the Members of the City Council a person to be Lord Mayor of the City of Dublin from 27th June 2022 to the day of the Annual Meeting of City Council to be held on Monday, 26th June 2023. PDF 129 KB
Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland welcomed the Members to the Annual Meeting to elect the 354th Lord Mayor of Dublin and Deputy Lord Mayor. She spoke of the highlights of her time in office which included the awarding of the Freedom of the City to three amazing women, the Lord Mayor’s Awards and her trip to Ramallah. Although it was a very busy year it was an incredibly enjoyable and satisfying time in her life. The Lord Mayor thanked her family, fellow Councillors, the Deputy Lord Mayor, Group Leaders, City Council staff, the Senior Management Team and the Chief Executive for their support. She paid special tribute to the staff of the Mansion House who worked incredibly hard throughout the year to enable her to achieve so many of the ambitions she had for the role. In particular to Fanchea Gibson who has shown immense dedication and commitment over many years during her time in the Mansion House and who will be moving on to a new role in the City Council from tomorrow.
Members from all the political groups on the Council paid tribute to the Lord Mayor. They thanked her for her dedication and leadership during her time in office and commended her for her professionalism in chairing the City Council meetings, demonstrating fairness and generosity in her treatment of her fellow Councillors. They also acknowledged the work she did in relation to championing the role of women and girls in the City.
The Lord Mayor then called for nominations for the position of Lord Mayor.
It was moved by Cllr. Clare Byrne and seconded by Cllr. Dermot Lacey “that Councillor Caroline Conroy is proposed for the office of Lord Mayor of the City of Dublin for the period from 27th June, 20202 to continue in such office (subject to her death, resignation, disqualification, removal from office or otherwise ceasing to be a Member of the City Council) until her successor shall have been elected at the Annual Meeting of the City Council in June 2023”.
As no other nominations were received the motion was put to a vote and Councillor Caroline Conroy was duly elected Lord Mayor and was invested with the Collar of SS and the Insignia of Office. The Members of the City Council, Chief Executive and staff warmly congratulated the newly elected Lord Mayor and wished her well for her time in office. Full details of the vote can be found in Appendix A to these minutes.
Lord Mayor Conroy then took the chair and thanked her fellow Councillors for electing her as Lord Mayor. She said it was a great honour to be elected to this important position. She paid tribute to her family, friends and party colleagues who had supported her on her journey and outlined her hopes and aspirations for the year ahead with particular emphasis on biodiversity and young people.
To elect from the Members of the City Council a person to be Deputy Lord Mayor of the City of Dublin from 27th June 2022 to the day of the Annual Meeting of City Council to be held on Monday, 26th June 2023.
Lord Mayor Conroy invited Deputy Lord Mayor Joe Costello to address the Members.
Deputy Lord Mayor Joe Costello paid tribute to the outgoing Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland and congratulated her on a very successful year in office. It was an honour to support her and represent the Office of Lord Mayor at various events during the past year. He wished the new Lord Mayor every success in the year ahead and he also extended his thanks to his predecessor in the role of Deputy Lord Mayor, Councillor Mary Callaghan.
The Lord Mayor then called for nominations for the role of Deputy Lord Mayor.
It was moved by Cllr. Michael Pidgeon and seconded by Cllr. Cat O’Driscoll “that Councillor Darcy Lonergan is proposed for the office of Deputy Lord Mayor of the City of Dublin for the period 27th June 2022 to continue in such office (subject to her death, resignation, disqualification, removal from office or otherwise ceasing to be a member of the City Council) until her successor shall have been elected at the Annual Meeting of the City Council in June 2023”.
As no other candidates were proposed Cllr. Darcy Lonergan was unanimously elected Deputy Lord Mayor.
The new Deputy Lord Mayor was then warmly congratulated by the Lord Mayor, and Members of the City Council. The Deputy Lord Mayor thanked her party colleagues and all Members of the City Council for electing her and said she looked forward to working with them during her time in office. She was committed to supporting the Lord Mayor in achieving her aspirations for the year ahead as well as promoting those issues important to her such as the Circular Economy and the invaluable work of the Women’s Committee. She also paid tribute to the outgoing Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr. Joe Costello and thanked him for his service during his time in office.
The Lord Mayor thanked the Members for their time and contributions and concluded the meeting by inviting them all to a reception in the Mansion House.