Green Party Councillor Caroline Conroy has been elected as the new Lord Mayor of Dublin this evening.

Ms Conroy was elected the 354th Lord Mayor of Dublin at the annual meeting of Dublin City Council in City Hall.

Ms Conroy is only the 11th woman to hold the office of the Lord Mayor of Dublin and succeeds Councillor Alison Gilliland.

Ms Conroy was first elected to Dublin City Council in 2019, representing the Ballymun/Finglas local electoral area. She also serves on the Executive Committee of the Green Party.

"I want to focus attention on our youth, to hear their voices, to include them in our public amenities, to change the negative narrative around our young people, to build better relationships between our young and old," Ms Conroy said following her election.

She also said she wants to focus on biodiversity: "I want to highlight and work on initiatives that will make our city a better, cleaner, fresher - a liveable - city."

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said: "Caroline has been an amazing advocate for her community, and I know she will bring that passion and vision to the role of Lord Mayor."

Councillor Darcy Lonergan was elected the Deputy Lord Mayor at the meeting.

Cllr Lonergan is the Green Party Councillor for Cabra-Glasnevin and tonight's election creates an all-Green Lord Mayor and Deputy Lord Mayor team for Dublin.