The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Mícheál MacDonncha, has received the first car registered in Ireland’s capital city in 2018, a Volvo S90 with the prestigious registration number 181-D-1.

Tradition dictates that the first citizen of Dublin has the first car registered in Dublin each year for use as transport for official engagements.

The Lord Mayor’s car for 2018 is a Volvo S90 D4 Inscription.

Deirdre Ní Raghallaigh from the Office of the Lord Mayor said: “On behalf of Ardmhéara Mícheál MacDonncha and  Dublin City Council, I would like to thank Volvo Cars Ireland for their continued support and providing the seventh consecutive official mayoral car.  We have been very pleased with the high specification of the Lord Mayor’s cars and in particular the exceptional level of safety equipment, economical fuel consumption and low CO2 emissions. We are delighted with our ongoing association with Volvo, and very much appreciate Volvo’s sponsorship of the Lord Mayor’s car and the provision of such a stylish and suitable car to assist the Lord Mayor in carrying out his many and varied official functions.”

David Thomas, Managing Director at Volvo Car Ireland, said:“We are delighted to continue to support the work of the Lord Mayor of Dublin. The Volvo S90 is our flagship sedan and a real game changer. The interior showcases our innovative technology and natural materials in an elegant, welcoming and tasteful ambience. It is Scandinavian design at its best.”