Mayor elected to South Dublin County Council

Councillors in South Dublin County Council elected Labour Cllr Eamonn Maloney as the new mayor of the area, the local authority said this evening.

At the annual meeting of the council today in County Hall, Tallaght, Maloney was proposed by Cllr Dermot Looney (Labour) and was seconded by Cllr Guss O’Connell (Independent).

Mayor Maloney said: “I am honoured to serve as Mayor of South Dublin County. The economic climate is different today than when I last served as Mayor in 2006 and 2007. I look forward to working with all agencies to promote increased employment in the county and improving the quality of life for all citizens in the county.”

The local authority said Cllr Cathal King (Sinn Fein) was elected Deputy Mayor; he was proposed by Cllr Sean Crowe and seconded by outgoing mayor Cllr Mick Duff (Labour).

Chairs of the area committees in the council were as follows: Lucan Clondalkin – Cllr Eamon Tuffy (Labour); Tallaght – Cllr Marie Corr (Labour); and Rathfarnham – Cllr Cait Keane (Fine Gael)

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