Joe Kavanagh expected to become next Lord Mayor of Cork

Joe Kavanagh expected to become next Lord Mayor of Cork
Cllr Joe KavanaghPicture: Eddie O'Hare

Fine Gael Councillor Joe Kavanagh looks set to be the next Lord Mayor of Cork City, as his party intends to nominate him at the AGM of Cork City Council on Friday.

The North East Ward councillor served as Deputy Lord Mayor for the 2016/2017 term.

His party colleague Councillor Des Cahill is set to propose Councillor Kavanagh and said he is looking forward to him being Lord Mayor for a year.

“It’s going to be a difficult year following on from Dr John Sheehan who has had an amazing year, particularly because of his background.

“I know that Joe is a very hardworking, diligent councillor,” Councillor Cahill said, adding that it would be a proud moment for the councillors family.

The current agreement sees Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil, the Green Party and Independent Councillor Kieran McCarthy vote together, and it is expected that Councillor Kavanagh will get the required backing from the grouping.

Fianna Fáil had the first year in the Mayor's office as it was the largest party in the council.

It’s expected there will be another candidate from outside the pact nominated for the position, however, it’s not yet known who that will be.

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