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General: 30 June 2020

Hazel Chu elected as new Lord Mayor of Dublin

Hazel Chu elected as new Lord Mayor of Dublin

Photograph: Tom Honan

King's Inns would like to congratulate Hazel Chu on becoming the new Lord Mayor of Dublin. Ms Chu is the 9th woman to hold the office and the 352nd Lord Mayor of Dublin.

Lord Mayor Hazel Chu is a distinguished alumna of King's Inns. Like many of our Diploma in Legal Studies and Barrister-at-Law graduates, she never went on to practise as a barrister with the Courts but used her valued legal skills to pursue another admirable career path. Before training as a barrister, she studied Politics and History in University College Dublin. Ms Chu also completed a Bord Bia Fellowship and Masters in Marketing Practice from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.

Admired by many, Ms Chu has become a leading public advocate in Ireland for social change. Speaking after being elected as Lord Mayor of Dublin on Monday 29 June, Ms Chu mentioned she would like to promote Dublin as a city that embraces diversity.

Mary Griffin, CEO and Under Treasurer of King's Inns said:

"100 years since women first stood for election, it is wonderful to see Hazel Chu take up the office of Lord Mayor of Dublin. I have no doubt she will put her barrister training to maximum use in advocating for change, encouraging diversity and leading the Council and the City post COVID-19. We wish Ms Chu every success in the role."

We hope Lord Mayor Hazel Chu will join our 'Celebrating a Century' celebrations later this year as we continue to mark 100 years since the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919 was enacted. To learn more about the series, click here.

Read about Ms Chu's journey to become the new Lord Mayor of Dublin HERE, which was published in The Irish Times on Monday 29 June 2020.