Conor McGregor WILL get civic reception in Dublin

McGregor will get a civic reception
McGregor will get a civic reception

Newly crowned UFC champ Conor McGregor will be granted a civic recpetion in Dublin.

There had been calls for a formal recognition of the Dubliner's achievment in his home town and today that confirmation came via the Lord Mayor.

In a statement released by Dublin City Council today, Críona Ní Dhálaigh said: “I am delighted to honour Conor McGregor, World Champion, in his home city of Dublin and acknowledge his wonderful achievement in the sport of UFC.

“He became World Champion in such stunning style and was watched by many Irish people in the early hours of last Saturday morning.

“Comhghairdeas le Conor ar an éacht íontach seo. Curadh reatha an Domhain ó mBaile Átha Cliath is ea é.”

The statement continued: “It was important for us to contact Conor and his management team before making any public or media announcements and to make sure that he would welcome the reception and also ascertain his availability.

“We have held discussions with his team and are delighted to now be in a position to make this announcement. We will hold the reception in City Hall towards the end of January 2016 and further details will be announced as planning progresses.”