Green Party Cllr 'Humbled' To...


Green Party Cllr 'Humbled' To Become New Dublin Lord Mayor

Emma Tyrrell
Emma Tyrrell

07:11 28 Jun 2022

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Dublin has a new Lord Mayor.

Green Party councillor Caroline Conroy is only the 11th woman to hold the office and succeeds Labour councillor Alison Gilliland following a council vote last night.

She has represented Ballymun-Finglas on Dublin City Council since 2019 and will lead the council for the next 12 months and also has the option of living in the Mansion House.

Councillor Conroy become emotional during her speech last night and said she was thrilled and humbled by the honour;

"When I was young I never expected that something like this, that I could aspire to. I grew up in the flats in Ballymun and I am a proud working class Ballymuner. From a young age we were made to feel ashamed of our hometown. If you met someone outside the area you didn't say where you came from."

Councillor Conroy has a degree in Business Studies from Dublin City University. She is a member of the DCC Strategic Policy Committee (SPC) on Transport, she sits on the Animal Welfare Committee and is involved in the move by DCC to take on direct responsibility for dog welfare.

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