Welcome to the Lord Mayor of Dublin website
|This website gives information on the Lord Mayor of Dublin - first citizen of the city of Dublin. |
The Lord Mayor is elected by the City Councillors at the Annual Meeting of the City Council which is held in City Hall.
The current Lord Mayor of Dublin is Naoise Ó Muirí who represents the Clontarf Ward of Dublin. He was elected Lord Mayor on 25th June 2012. He is the 343rd Lord Mayor of Dublin.
International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award Shortlist 2013
|10 novels have been shortlisted for the International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award, managed by Dublin City Libraries. The list includes City of Bohane by Irish author, Kevin Barry, five novels in translation from Japan, Iceland, Norway, The Netherlands and France, 1 British and 3 American novels.|
The IMPAC DUBLIN Award is worth €100,000 to the winner and is the world’s most valuable annual literary award for a single work of fiction published in English.
In my role as Patron of the Award, I announced the shortlisted titles today in the Mansion House:
|1. City of Bohane by Kevin Barry (Irish) (First novel). Published by Jonathan Cape |
2. The Map and the Territory by Michel Houellebecq (French) Translated from the original French by Gavin Bowd. Published by William Heineman
3. Pure by Andrew Miller (British) Published by Sceptre
4. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami (Japanese) Translated from the original Japanese by Jay Rubin and Philip Gabriel. Published by Harvill Secker and Alfred A. Knopf
5. The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka (Japanese American) Published by Alfred A. Knopf
6. The Tragedy of Arthur by Arthur Phillips (American) Published by Random House Inc.
7. Swamplandia! by Karen Russell (American) Published by Alfred A. Knopf
8. From the Mouth of the Whale by Sjón (Icelandic) Translated from the original Icelandic by Victoria Cribb. Published by Telegram Books.
9. The Faster I Walk, The Smaller I Am by Kjersti Skomsvold (Norwegian) (First novel) Translated from the original Norwegian by Kerri A. Pierce. Published by Dalkey Archive Press
10. Caesarion by Tommy Wieringa (Dutch) Translated from the original Dutch by Sam Garrett. Published by Portobello Books
|Click here for further details.|
Lord Mayor's Ball in association with Fire Restaurant & Venue @ the Mansion House
|A huge thank you to all who came along to the Ball on Saturday 6th April. The night was a fantastic success & we raised much needed funds for three great charities:|
• The Alzheimer Society of Ireland
• CRY - Cardiac Risk in the Young
• Marie Keating Foundation
|Click here to view photos from the evening.|
|You can still make a donation to the charities through the link below:|
Lord Mayor's 5 Alive Challenge - completed!
|Well done to all the 5 Alive Challengers who have completed all 5 races.|
I’ve received great feedback from all who took part in the challenge saying that it really encouraged them to get out and exercise on the cold winter’s evenings and they are now looking forward to a summer of fitness! I’d like to thank all those who took part for joining me in this Challenge!!
|Further details on the 5 Alive Challenge|
Dublin city goes Digital with Free WiFi!!
|I was delighted to launch Dublin Free WiFi in Barnardo Square, alongside Jenaro García, CEO at Gowex. This project is one of the milestones that will deliver on our Digital Dublin Initiative. By June of this year Dublin will have a Digital Masterplan, which aims to develop Dublin as a world centre of digital excellence. |
|This new service will offer both Dubliners and visitors to the city access to free WiFi, 24/7, at key locations around the city. |
Uniquely the WiFi hotspots will be identified by wall mosaics which will feature “digidub” characters, modern and historical. Fourteen different characters will be rolled out , with a Viking, a street cleaner, a tourist, a rockabilly girl and pyjama girl being visible on 31st January.
These signs are a fun and attractive way to advertise the city’s WiFi hotspots and Dubliners will be invited to suggest additional characters.
|Free WiFi is an initiative of Dublin City Council. It is provided, at no cost to the Council , by Gowex, a Spanish company that has provided similar services globally.|
The service is free and provides a download speed of 512Kbps and an upload speed of 128Kbps. Users also have the option to purchase a higher download speed of up to 6 Mbps if required. Once registered the user will have access to all Dublin city hotspots and other Gowex networks in cities like Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Malaga, Paris and Buenos Aires.
|You can view the full set of “digidub” characters and find out where you can go digital at www.dublingowexfreewifi.ie|
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