Profile of Current Lord Mayor

Councillor John Sheehan, Ardmhéara Chorcaí

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Personal & Education


Cllr. John Sheehan, Lord Mayor of Cork 2019/2020

First Elected

Member of Cork City Council since 2014

WardCork City North West


Third Level

UCC, MB, BcH, BAO, Doctorate in Medicine (Epidemiology and Public Health), Diploma in Medicine of the Elderly DME, Diploma in Child Health DCH


1996-1999Worked as a General Practitioner in New York
2003-PresentWorks as a GP in Blackpool


  • Membership of Irish College of General Practitioners MICGP
  • Membership of Royal College of General Practitioners RCGP
  • Assistant Programme Director in the Cork Vocational Training Scheme, UCC
  • Chairperson of the Board of Management of Mount Cara


I enjoy running and have run 8 marathons including 4 Cork City Marathons.

My main areas of interest are Cardiovascular Disease, Medical Education, Diabetes, Elderly Care and Determinates of Health. I have published extensively on these subjects.