Mícheál Mac Donncha

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

Donaghmede, Dublin, Ireland
NationalityIrish
Political partySinn Féin
Alma materSt Fintan's High School,Sutton & UCD.

Mícheál Mac Donncha (born Michael McConkey)[1] is an Irish Sinn Féin politician, who served as the Lord Mayor of Dublin from 2017 to 2018. He has served as a Dublin City Councillor for Beaumont-Donaghmede area since May 2014.[2]

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.[3] He contested the General Election in 2016 as a Sinn Féin candidate in Dublin Bay North, one of two party candidates, his running mate Denise Mitchell being elected.

He was editor of An Phoblacht.[2] from 1990 to 1996. 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.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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.
  2. ^ a b "This man is the new Lord Mayor of Dublin city". TheJournal.ie. 26 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Micheál MacDonncha". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
Civic offices
Preceded by
Brendan Carr
Lord Mayor of Dublin
2017–2018
Succeeded by
Nial Ring