John Gilligan (Mayor of Limerick)

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John Gilligan
Limerick City Councillor
Assumed office
27 June 1991
Constituency Limerick East
Personal details
Political party Independent
Spouse(s) Carmel Gilligan

John Gilligan is an Independent Councilor and former Mayor of Limerick from 2008 to 2009. He was the first independent (non-party) politician to be mayor of limerick since 1962 and was the 812th Mayor of Limerick.[1]

He has been elected in successive elections for the Limerick No. 2 electoral area and subsequently the Limerick East electoral area, since in 1991, he has also stood for election to Dáil Éireann in the Limerick East constituency.[2]

He, along with Sinn Féin councillor Maurice Quinlivan, are the only two councillors on Limerick City Council to oppose to the Household charge. Both men have refused to pay the charge. Gilligan has spoken at a number of Campaign Against Home and Water Taxes protests [3]