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Cllr. Michael Ahern elected Lord Mayor of Cork

Cllr. Michael Ahern (Labour) was elected Lord Mayor of Cork at the Annual Meeting of Cork City Council held last night (Monday 26th June 2006).

In his speech the newly elected Lord Mayor said that his theme for the year would be expansion “ The city keeps changing and if there is a theme to the things that I hope will progress during this year, the best word to describe the theme would be expansion. Expansion of the docklands, Expansion of the City Hall, Expansion of employment opportunities, Expansion of our roads network, Expansion of our communications and marketing, Expansion of our city boundary, Expansion of our litter free areas, Expansion of our airport, Expansion of ideas for city centre area, Expansion of ideas for our western suburbs, Expo 2010” “I hope that my year in office will help keep the momentum towards expansion of all that is good”

Cllr. Michael O’Connell (Labour) was elected Deputy Lord Mayor.

Lord Mayor - Background information

  • Education/ St. Joseph’s National School, Presentation Brothers College, School (now College of Commerce), UCC
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  • Married to Eileen, 5 sons
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  • Chartered Management Accountant
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  • Chartered (Company) Secretary
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  • Senior Lecturer (Financial Management) CIT
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  • Member of Labour Party since 1981
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  • Former Secretary of TUI – Cork Colleges Branch
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  • Former President Cork and District Branch of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
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  • Worked in industry from 1960- to 1981
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