Green Party's Hazel Chu set to become new Lord Mayor of Dublin 2 weeks ago

Green Party's Hazel Chu set to become new Lord Mayor of Dublin

Hazel Chu is set to become the new Loyd Mayor of Dublin.

The Green Party councillor is expected to take over from Fianna Fáil's Tom Brabazon next week following an election at the council's annual meeting.

RTÉ News reports that Chu, who topped the poll in the Pembroke ward, is due to take over the role, as it is the Green Party's turn under the Dublin Agreement drawn up between Fianna Fáil, Labour and the Social Democrats.

Chu said on social media this week that despite reports that she is due to win the role, it is "not a done deal."

"I would like to add to the quote that it's all my council colleagues votes I would like next Monday 29th," she tweeted. "And I will be asking for them in the coming days."

Chu made history during last year's local elections when she received one of the highest number of first preferences for a first time candidate.

May's elections saw a significant number of female candidates take local seats across the country, despite just over one quarter of running candidates being women.

The vote for Dublin's next Lord Mayor will take place on Monday, June 29.