John Gilligan (Mayor of Limerick)

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John Gilligan
Limerick City and County Councillor
Assumed office
May 2014
Constituency Limerick City North
Limerick City Councillor
In office
June 1991 – May 2014
Constituency Limerick East
Personal details
Born Limerick, Ireland
Political party Independent
Spouse(s) Carmel Gilligan

John Gilligan is an independent politician 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 1991. He has also stood for election to Dáil Éireann in the Limerick East constituency.[2]

Gilligan and Sinn Féin councillor Maurice Quinlivan are the only councillors on Limerick City Council to oppose 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]

John Gilligan is a Francophile and fluent in French and an admirer or French art and dining. John Gilligan competed on the Irish version of the show come dine with me finishing last, his dish containing frogs legs and blue cheese starter failing to find favour with the diners.

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