Fianna Fáil councillor Terry Shannon has been elected Lord Mayor of Cork.

The 49-year-old, who represents the city's southeast ward, replaces the outgoing Lord Mayor Michael O'Connell as part of a pact between Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Labour.

He defeated Sinn Féin's Councillor Fiona Kerins by 19 votes to seven.

A full-time public representative, Cllr Shannon topped the poll on his first election to Cork City Council in 1999 and has been returned at each subsequent local election.

Earlier, Councillor Tim Lombard became the youngest person to be elected Mayor of County Cork.

The 35-year-old dairy farmer and Fine Gael Councillor from Minnane Bridge was elected unopposed and received cross-party support.

He received his chain of office from out-going Mayor, Councillor Kevin Murphy, also of Fine Gael.