Dublin has its first ever Sinn Fein mayor

Críona Ní Dhálaigh
Críona Ní Dhálaigh

Dublin has a new mayor and for the first time it is a SInn Fein politician in the ceremonial chains.

It was agreed last year that for the 100th anniversary of 1916 a Sinn Fein councillor would be in the Mansion House.

However, two councillors, Fianna Fáil's Jim O’Callaghan and independent Mannix Flynn, put their names forward for the job.

Of the 59 votes, 41 went to Ní Dhálaigh, O'Callaghan received nine votes and Flynn obtained eight. One voter abstained.

Outgoing Mayor Christy Burke passed on his good wishes in the chamber.

Ní Dhálaigh has been on Dublin City Council since 2006, representing the Crumlin-Kimmage area.