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As Mayors and Cathaoirligh of local authorities across Ireland, we proudly stand together supporting civil marriage equality. We know many gay and lesbian people living in our towns and cities who are in loving relationships and who are active participants in those communities. They and future generations deserve to be able to marry the person with whom they share their lives.

Mar Mhéaraí agus Chathaoirligh ar údaráis áitiúla ar fud na hÉireann, seasaimid le chéile go bródúil chun tacú le comhionannas pósta sibhialta. Tá aithne againn ar cuid mhór daoine aeracha atá ina gcónaí inár mbailte agus ár gcathracha atá i gcaidrimh grámhara agus a chuireann go mór le saol an phobail. Tá sé de cheart acu a bheith in ann pósadh.


Bígí Linn

The following is a list of Mayors/Cathaoirligh who have
yet to get on board. Email your local representative
by selecting their name below.


Carlow County Council ~ Cllr. John Pender

Clare County Council ~ Cllr. John Crowe

Cork City Council ~ Mayor Mary Shields

Galway City Council ~ Mayor Donal Lyons

Galway County Council ~ Cllr. Mary Hoade

Kerry County Council ~ Cllr. John Brassil

Kilkenny County Council ~ Cllr. Pat Millea

Laois County Council ~ Cllr. John Joe Fennelly

Leitrim County Council ~ Cllr. Paddy O’Rourke

Limerick City & County Council ~ Mayor Michael Sheahan

Longford County Council ~ Mayor Mark Casey

Louth County Council ~ Cllr. Oliver Tully

Mayo County Council ~ Cllr. Damian Ryan

Meath County Council ~ Cllr. James Holloway

Roscommon County Council ~ Cllr. John Cummins

Sligo County Council ~ Cllr. Joe Queenan

Tipperary County Council ~ Cllr. Michael Fitzgerald

Waterford City ~ Mayor Lola O’Sullivan

Waterford County ~ Mayor James Tobin

Westmeath County Council ~ Cllr. Paddy Hill

Wicklow County Council ~ Cllr. Christopher Fox

The following is a sample email. Use this as a resource
when emailing the Mayor/Cathaoirleach in your local
authority area.


A chara,

My name is Joe Bloggs and I am a resident in your local authority region.

I am writing to urge you to become a Mayor/Cathaoirleach for Marriage Equality.

I am aware of countless individuals resident in our local authority region who are relying on the leadership shown by elected representatives and activists alike.

Those gay and lesbian people are active participants in our communities and deserve to be able to marry the person with whom they love and share their lives.

Civil marriage equality will improve the lives of people and families who call our communities home.

In the words of the late and great Nelson Mandela; “No single person can liberate a country, you can liberate a country when you act as a collective”.

This is why I am supporting a Yes vote for civil marriage equality in the upcoming referendum.

I am asking you to play your small part in supporting equality by becoming a Mayor/Cathaoirleach for Marriage Equality.

I invite you to read more about this initiative at and I look forward to hearing from you.

Le gach dea-ghuí,

Joe Bloggs.


The Republic guarantees religious and civil liberty, equal rights and equal opportunities to all its citizens…


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If you have questions or would like further information about joining Mayors for Marriage Equality, please contact Mayor Fintan Warfield using the contact form or the details below.

+353 (0) 87 9922144