Cllr Dave Mac RIP

The news broke this morning of the death of North Side Cllr David McCarthy. He was suffering from cancer and died this morning. He was first elected in 1985.

In 1997 he held the office of Lord Mayor of Cork.

In 1999 he topped the poll for Fianna Fail with 933 votes and in 2004 he increased his vote to 1,112 votes.

In 2007 his stood as an independent candidate in the Dáil election gaining a respectable 2,492 votes.

In 2009 he topped the poll as independent with 1,149.

In 2003 he received an award for bravery when he rescued two men from the river Lee. Cllr McCarthy heard cries for assistance as he left a meeting at Cork College of Commerce. He climbed down the river wall and held the two men afloat for 20 minutes.

May he Rest in Peace.

Author: Stephen

Cork born and bred, proud European and Irishman. Involved in many organisations and politics. Also writes for SpirtualityIreland.org and UCC Express.

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