Colm Kelleher (Cork politician)

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Colm Kelleher is an Irish Fianna Fáil politician who has served as Lord Mayor of Cork since June 2021.[1]

Originally from Ballincollig, he runs a tyre business and was first elected to Cork City Council at the 2019 local elections. He is a past pupil of Choláiste Choilm. Aged 35 in 2021, Kelleher stated that he believed that he was Cork’s youngest Lord Mayor since Micheál Martin in 1992.[2] Kelleher won the vote for Lord Mayor by 21-7.[3] He spoke publicly of his brother Don’s drug addiction recovery.[4][5]


  1. Mon; Jun, 21; 2021 - 07:00 (2021-06-21). "Cork's new Lord Mayor confident the city can 'bounce back' post-Covid". echo live. Retrieved 2021-09-16.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  2. English, Eoin (2021-06-18). "Fianna Fáil's Colm Kelleher elected Cork's new Lord Mayor in his former school". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 2021-09-16.
  3. "Colm Kelleher, 35, elected new Lord Mayor of Cork | TheMayor.EU". Retrieved 2021-09-16. {{cite web}}: External link in |last= (help)
  4. "'I'm so proud of him'- Lord Mayor of Cork speaks about his brother's recovery from heroin addiction". independent. Retrieved 2021-09-16.
  5. English, Eoin (2021-07-09). "Lord Mayor of Cork: 'I'm proud of my brother's recovery from heroin addiction'". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 2021-09-16.

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