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Emer Costello

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Emer Costello
Costello in 2014
Member of the European Parliament
In office
30 February 2012 – 24 May 2014
Lord Mayor of Dublin
In office
15 June 2009 – 26 June 2010
Preceded byEibhlin Byrne
Succeeded byGerry Breen
Dublin City Councillor
In office
14 July 2003 – 22 February 2012
ConstituencyNorth Inner City
Personal details
Emer Anne Malone

(1962-09-03) 3 September 1962 (age 61)
Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland
Political partyLabour Party
(m. 1994)
RelativesMary Moran (sister)
Alma materUniversity College Dublin
WebsiteOfficial website

Emer Anne Costello (née Malone; born 3 September 1962) is an Irish former Labour Party politician who served as a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for the Dublin constituency from 2012 to 2014, Lord Mayor of Dublin from 2009 to 2010 and a Dublin City Councillor for the North Inner City area from 2003 to 2012.

She is from County Louth, and has a B.A. and a H.Dip. in Education from University College Dublin.

She was first co-opted onto Dublin City Council as a member for the North Inner City area in 2003 to replace her husband, Joe Costello, who resigned following the end of the dual mandate. She was elected in 2004 and re-elected in June 2009.[1] She was elected Lord Mayor of Dublin by a unanimous vote of the city council at its annual meeting on 15 June 2009, with the support of Fine Gael and the Green Party.[2] Costello has observed international elections in Cambodia, South Africa and Bosnia and Herzegovina.[3]

Her sister is former Senator Mary Moran.[4]

Costello replaced Proinsias De Rossa in the European Parliament when he resigned as an MEP in February 2012.[5] She lost her seat at the 2014 European Parliament election.


  1. ^ "Emer Costello". ElectionsIreland.org. Archived from the original on 23 January 2009. Retrieved 7 September 2008.
  2. ^ "Lord Mayors of Dublin 1665–2020" (PDF). Dublin City Council. June 2020. Retrieved 18 November 2023.
  3. ^ "Emer Costello – Biography". Labour.ie. Archived from the original on 15 May 2011. Retrieved 27 May 2011.
  4. ^ Anderson, Nicola (28 February 2011). "Half the room went wild". Irish Independent. Archived from the original on 3 March 2011. Retrieved 6 June 2011.
  5. ^ "Prionsias De Rossa to step down as MEP". RTÉ News. Archived from the original on 17 January 2012. Retrieved 16 January 2012.

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Civic offices
Preceded by Lord Mayor of Dublin
Succeeded by