Sinn Féin councillor Mícheál Mac Donncha has been elected Dublin's new Lord Mayor.

Cllr Mac Donncha was elected following a voting pact between Sinn Féin, Labour, the Green Party and some independents.

He received 35 votes with nine for Fianna Fáil candidate Cllr Tom Brabazon, eight for Fine Gael's Paddy McCartan and five for Cllr Éilis Ryan (Workers Party) representing the Left Technical Group.

In his acceptance speech, the new Lord Mayor said the housing crisis will be his top priority and his first act will be to seek a meeting with Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy.

Lord Mayor Mac Donncha has represented the Donaghmede Beaumont ward on Dublin City Council since 2011.

He is only the second Sinn Féin Lord Mayor of Dublin following Críona Ní Dhálaigh's election in 2015.

He takes over as Lord Mayor from Labour councillor Brendan Carr.