Newly elected Taoiseach Micheál Martin has been invited to a Special meeting of Cork City Council.
The Lord Mayor of Cork, Councillor Joe Kavanagh has written to extend an invitation to him to pay a courtesy visit to Cork City Hall.
The Lord Mayor said: “I wish to express my congratulations to An Taoiseach on his appointment – it is a great honour, and I wish Mícheál every success in the role.”
Councillor Kavanagh added that his visit would mark a significant occasion: “The office of Lord Mayor is very special, but is especially so this year when the City is commemorating the historic events of 1920.
“As Lord Mayor, and as the Taoiseach previously did, I am now following in the footsteps of MacCurtain and McSwiney and it is now my great privilege to invite him back to City Hall for a historic courtesy visit and to attend a Special Meeting of Council to mark the historic occasion.”
Micheál Martin was Lord Mayor of Cork from 1992 to 1993 and is the first former Lord Mayor of Cork to hold the office of Taoiseach.
The Lord Mayor also extended congratulations to his party colleague Deputy Simon Coveney, on his reappointment as Minister for Foreign Affairs and Defence, and to Fianna Fáil Deputy Michael McGrath on his appointment as Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.
“We look forward in the coming weeks to meeting and engaging with the Ministers in relation to the strategic role that Cork City will play as the economic driver for the southern region in what is such a critical juncture for the Irish Economy,” the Lord Mayor said.