Mícheál Mac Donncha

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Mícheál Mac Donncha
Mícheál Mac Donncha 2015.jpg
Lord Mayor of Dublin
In office
5 June 2017 – 6 June 2018
Preceded byBrendan Carr
Succeeded byNial Ring
Dublin City Councillor
Assumed office
21 October 2011
ConstituencyDonaghmede
Personal details
Born
Mícheál Mac Donncha

(1967-08-23) 23 August 1967 (age 52)
Donaghmede, Dublin, Ireland
NationalityIrish
Political partySinn Féin
Alma materUniversity College Dublin

Mícheál Mac Donncha (born 23 August 1967) is an Irish Sinn Féin politician who served as the Lord Mayor of Dublin from 2017 to 2018. He has been a Dublin City Councillor since 2014.[1]

He was co-opted onto Dublin City Council in 2011, to fill a vacancy caused by the resignation of Killian Forde. He was elected in 2014 for the Beaumont-Donaghmede local electoral area.[2] He contested the 2016 general election as a Sinn Féin candidate in the Dublin Bay North constituency, one of two party candidates, his running mate Denise Mitchell being elected.

He was editor of An Phoblacht from 1990 to 1996.[1] From 1997 to 2014, he served as Parliamentary Assistant to Sinn Féin TD Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin and for much of that time was manager of the Sinn Féin Oireachtas team. He is the author of a centenary history of Sinn Féin 'A Century of Struggle' (2005).

Mac Donncha as a child actor played a young version of the actor Marty Feldman in the 1976 film The Last Remake of Beau Geste.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "This man is the new Lord Mayor of Dublin city". TheJournal.ie. 26 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Micheál MacDonncha". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  3. ^ Burns, John (15 April 2018). "Feldman had eyes on lord mayor as film star". The Times. Retrieved 27 April 2018 – via www.thetimes.co.uk.
Civic offices
Preceded by
Brendan Carr
Lord Mayor of Dublin
2017–2018
Succeeded by
Nial Ring