Barcelona begins work on connecting its two separate tram systems
The first time in over half a century that a tramway will run through the heart of the city
Frank McCoubrey was elected Lord Mayor of Belfast on 1 June 2020. He is a member of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and has a long history in Northern Irish politics. He was first elected to the Belfast City Council in 1997 and has been active in local politics ever since.
Daniel Baker took up the mantle of Lord Mayor of Belfast on 18 December 2019 after his predecessor was elected to the United Kingdom's House of Commons. Mr. Baker is a representative of Sinn Féin, married, with three children. He is an avid grassroots campaigner who is eager to bring the communities of Belfast together. He has vowed to put mental health, young people and community empowerment at the core of his work as Lord Mayor.
Councillor John Finucane was elected to office on 21 May 2019. He is a lawyer and a politician from Sinn Féin. He was elected to the United Kingdom's House of Commons in the 17 December General Election and relinquished his post as Lord Mayor.
Lord Mayor Deirdre Hargey was elected to office on 4 June 2018. Councillor Hargey has been a Member of Belfast City Council since 2010 when she took over the Laganbank seat. She was elected in 2011 and again in May 2014, this time representing the Botanic DEA. Within Belfast City Council, Councillor Hargey is Sinn Fein’s party group leader and chair of the Women’s Steering Group.
In her first speech, she promises to promote Belfast as open, inclusive and welcoming...