Christopher O’Sullivan elected Mayor of County Cork

Fianna Fail’s Cllr Christopher O’Sullivan has been elected as the new Mayor of County Cork thanks to a pact between his party, a number of Independents and Labour.

The Clonakilty councillor beat off the challenge for the chain of office from Fine Gael’s Fermoy-based Cllr Noel McCarthy on a vote of 27 to 21 while seven councillors abstained.