Lord Mayor, City of Dublin, Ireland

Labour Councillor Brendan Carr was elected lord mayor of Dublin at the annual meeting of the Dublin City Council in June of 2016.  Some of the lord mayor’s priorities for his term include promoting a living wage, introducing a 1% tax on hotel beds in the city for investment in arts and culture, and creating a register of workplaces who offer employment to ex-offenders in an effort to break the cycle of crime. Carr looks to address the housing crisis in Dublin through coordinated efforts with the Department of the Environment and other statutory agencies. Among his priorities, Carr also intends to establish a working group with the mayor of London, Sadiq Kahn, in order to ensure both Dublin and London continue to work together following Brexit. Previously, Carr served as Dublin city councillor and deputy mayor of Dublin. He holds a degree industrial relations from the National College of Ireland.