Colm Kelleher

On Friday 18 June, Colm Kelleher has become the youngest chairman of Cork City Council since 1992. The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Cork City Council elected its youngest chairman in nearly three decades.

Colm Kelleher is a Ballincollig native and a former pupil of Coláiste Choilm. He became actively involved in local politics at a party level within Fianna Fáil in 2015, and was elected to Cork City Council in 2019, serving as Chairman of the Cork City Joint Policing Committee.

The new Lord Mayor complements his political ambitions with a business acumen he says he has inherited from his grandmothers. This accounts for the success of his business, Kelleher Tyres, which he runs with his brothers. Colm Kelleher has two children - Adam, 13, and Emile Rose, 7.