Mansion House, Dublin 2
David Thomas, MD of Volvo Car Ireland presents Lord Mayor of Dublin Mícheál MacDonncha, with the first car registered in the capital in 2018.
Tradition dictates that the first citizen of Dublin has the first car registered in Dublin each year for use as transport for official engagements.
Mr MacDonncha chose the Volvo S90 for his 181 D 1 registration.
Call, in fairness.
Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland
Dublin Lord Mayor Críona Ní Dhálaigh
Louisa McGrath, in the Dublin Inquirer, writes:
Independent councillor Mannix Flynn has put forward a motion to the council’s protocol committee to decommission the title Lord Mayor and replace it with the more inclusive title of Civic Mayor.
“This would be in keeping with a much more democratic description and title. The days of Lords go back to a time when Ireland was under foreign rule and in many respects it is an alien colonialist term,” the motion states.
This motion will come before all councillors for debate at next month’s full council meeting.
Is it time to delete the “Lord” from Lord Mayor of Dublin? (Dublin Inquirer)