Speaking from Dublin Councillor McCallion said;
“I am delighted Críona Ní Dhálaigh has been elected as the new mayor of Dublin for 2015/’16.
“Críona is an excellent public representative and I have no doubt she will make an brilliant mayor for all of the citizens of our capital city.
“Her commitment to the people and tireless promotion of equality will be hallmarks of her term as mayor.
“The election of another Sinn Féin mayor highlights the growing support for republicanism right across the island.
“As we approach the centenary of the Easter Rising Sinn Féin mayors will be in place in the four major cities on the island; Dublin, Belfast, Derry and Cork.
“She will also join the Sinn Féin mayor of South Dublin County Council, Sarah Holland, who was elected last week.
“It was an honour and a privilege to be in Dublin alongside my Sinn Féin mayoral colleagues to see Críona receive her chain of office.” ENDS/CRÍOCH