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Indian Mayor in Ireland: Baby Perepadan, Mayor of South Dublin

Dublin: Councillor Baby Perepadan, originally from Kerala, India, has been elected as the new mayor of South Dublin County Council, marking a historic first for the Malayali community in Ireland.

Baby Perepadan was elected mayor during the first meeting of South Dublin County Council today, receiving the mayoral insignia from former Mayor Alan Edge.

Alan Hayes from Palmerstown has also been elected Deputy Mayor.

In the local elections held on June 7, Baby Perepadan was elected as a councillor from the South Tallaght Ward, representing the ruling Fine Gael Party. His son, Brito Perepadan, was elected to the council from the Tallaght Central Ward. South Dublin County Council includes areas such as Lucan, Tallaght, Palmerstown, and Adamstown, which host the largest Indian population in Ireland. Baby Perepadan, one of the early immigrants to Ireland, is the founder of numerous organisations, including cultural groups promoting the Malayalam language, and is known for his social activism. He hails from Puliyanam in Angamaly, Kerala.

James Geoghegan from Ranelagh has been elected as the 356th Lord Mayor of Dublin City.

James Geoghegan, 39, a Fine Gael councillor, was elected mayor at the annual meeting of Dublin City Council (DCC) this evening. His election was supported by a coalition of Fine Gael, the Green Party, Fianna Fáil, and Labour.

Casey Ahmed, an immigrant from Bangladesh, has been elected as the Deputy Mayor of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. Casey Ahmed serves as a local councillor for the Sandyford Ward under the Fine Gael Party. Fine Gael councillor Jim O’Leary, representing Dundrum, was elected as mayor.

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