Brendan Carr (politician)

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Brendan Carr
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Lord Mayor of Dublin
In office
June 2016 – June 2017
Preceded byCríona Ní Dhálaigh
Succeeded byMícheál Mac Donncha
Dublin City Councillor
Assumed office
May 2014
In office
June 1999 – June 2009
Personal details
BornDublin, Ireland
Political partyLabour Party
Alma materNational College of Ireland

Brendan Carr is an Irish Labour Party politician and member of Dublin City Council. He was Lord Mayor of Dublin 2016/2017.

He was first elected to Dublin City Council at the 1999 local elections as a member for the Cabra-Glasnevin local electoral area. He was re-elected in 2004 but did not contest the 2009 local elections. He returned to Dublin City Council representing the Cabra-Finglas area at the 2014 Local Elections[1]

Carr is a SIPTU trade union official.

He was elected Lord Mayor of Dublin in June 2016 with 34 votes from Labour, Fine Gael, Sinn Féin, the Green Party and Independents beating PBPA candidate Tina McVeigh (9 votes) and Fianna Fáil candidate Paul McAuliffe (8 votes).[2]

In his first speech to Dublin City Council as Lord Mayor, Carr said that following the UK's vote to leave the European Union on 23 June 2016, he would contact Mayor of London Sadiq Khan "to establish a working group to ensure..strong bonds" were maintained between the two capital cities.[3]

In a discussion on the proposed[4] Liffey Cycle Route, he commented that "he does not know of anyone who brings bags of shopping on bicycles".[5]


  1. ^ "Bredan Carr -".
  2. ^ RTÉ News - Labour's Brendan Carr elected Lord Mayor of Dublin (June 2016)
  3. ^ "Labour Cllr Brendan Carr elected Lord Mayor of Dublin". (June 2016)
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Civic offices
Preceded by
Críona Ní Dhálaigh
Lord Mayor of Dublin
Succeeded by
Mícheál Mac Donncha

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