I believe that recognising and celebrating the strength in diversity is crucial to the creation of a fully integrated city. Cultural differences should never divide us, instead they should empower us and consolidate us as a society. As the current Lord Mayor of Dublin, I stand proudly beside the crest of one of our former Lord Mayors, Ben Briscoe. Ben was one of Ireland’s most famous Jewish politicians, and his father Robert was also Dublin’s first Jewish Lord Mayor. The success that Ben had during his term of office only helps to illustrate the benefits and strength that diversity brought to our city.
Críona Ní Dhálaigh - Lord Mayor of Dublin