Mayor Alison Gilliland


Alison is currently Mayor on Dublin City Council.

Political Career

  • Member of Labour Party since 2010,
  • Former Secretary of Santry Kilmore Labour Party Branch.
  • Chairperson of Dublin Bay North Labour Party constituency 2013,
  • Vice Chair Dublin Bay North Labour Party constituency 2014
  • Supporter of Labour Women
  • Elected to Dublin City Council as a 1st time candidate, May 2014
  • Appointed Peace Commissioner, June 2016


  • Trade Union official and Equality Officerwith INTO
  • Former primary school teacher


  • Alternate member to the European Committee of the Regions and sitting on the Commission for Citizenship, Governance, Institutional and External Affairs (CIVEX).
  • Chairperson DCC High Level Street Issues Group
  • Member of DCC Dublin City Business Forum and Dublin Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of DCC Corporate Policy Group, DCC Finance SPC, DCC Planning SPC and DCC Women’s Committee, DCC North Central Area Committee, DCC North Central Area Joint Policing Committee

Other Interests

  • Completed Dublin Marathon 2009


  • 2021: Certificate in Decision Making, Judgement Biases and Nudges, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • 2018: Doctorate of Education, University of Nottingham
  • 2010: Meridian Leadership Programme, Common Purpose, Dublin
  • 2009: Diploma in Personal and Business Coaching, Irish Lifecoach Institute, Dublin
  • 2008: Masters (M.Sc.) in Education and Training Management (Leadership), DCU.
  • 1994: Diploma in Spanish, Department of Education and Science, Madrid, Spain
  • 1989: Bachelor in Education, Church of Ireland College of Education awarded by Trinity College, Dublin

Mayor Alison Gilliland

Ireland - Dublin : Dublin Bay North : Artane-Whitehall

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