Councillor Dan Boyle Elected as the new Lord Mayor of Cork


The new Lord Mayor of Cork, Councillor Dan Boyle was elected this evening at the Annual Meeting of Cork City Council.

The Turners Cross-based Green Party/Comhaontas Glas Councillor was elected with 22 votes.

The Annual Meeting and passing of the chain to the new Lord Mayor, Cllr. Dan Boyle was held in the Council Chamber, City Hall this evening.

In his mayoral speech, the new Lord Mayor said: “We see ourselves as a healthy city, a learning city, a city of welcome. In reality we are a Leading City, a city unafraid to do things differently or to learn where things have been done differently.”

He later added that, “Cork is an international city, very much a European city, influenced by a world outside, reacting against expectations that we should limit what we can be.”

The Lord Mayor announced that fellow Green Party/Comhaontas Glas member, Cllr Honore Kamegni will be the Deputy Lord Mayor.

The Deputy Lord Mayor, Cllr Kamegni said: “I have one word to describe what has happened in Cork tonight as I am elected Deputy Lord Mayor of Cork: HISTORIC!”


He added: “I am very proud of what I have achieved, and I want my election to serve as a pathway to others. Also, I am proud to have done this as a member of the Green Party. There are many issues in the world today but one issue we can’t afford to let slip off the agenda is the existential crisis of climate change. I ask you all to dig deep to show the leadership we need to take our city forward and leave a safe planet to our children."


Outgoing Lord Mayor, Cllr. Kieran McCarthy told those gathered: “it has been a really deep honour. It is one thing writing about Cork history, it is another being a part of it. Indeed, it is very difficult to sum up my experiences in a few sentences.”