Inviting the Mayor to County Functions
An organisation or party (hereafter called the host) inviting the Mayor to attend a function should be aware that it is necessary to make the following arrangements:
- Except where the President of Ireland is present, the Mayor will take precedence over all other persons at every function in the administrative area of Cork County, other than the Town Council areas.
- Any address or speeches at the function, and the seating arrangements, will indicate this precedence.
- The host will ensure that a convenient parking space in available and designated for use by the Mayor.
- The Mayor will be received by the host or the host's representative as he or she enters the building where the function is taking place. The Mayor will be introduced to the person presiding at the function, and such others as considered necessary.
- At the end of the function the Mayor will be accompanied to his or her car by the person presiding at the function.
- Any reference in the foregoing to the Mayor includes the Mayor's partner.
- The above protocol will apply to a member of Council representing the Mayor.
Forms of Address and Protocol
This section addresses the correct etiquette to use when writing to or verbally addressing the County Mayor.
How to Address the Mayor
When you are writing to the County Mayor, the appropriate form of address is as follows: 'Councillor Seamus McGrath, Mayor of the County of Cork', after which you insert other qualifications. At the start of the letter, you address the Mayor as: 'Dear County Mayor'.
In spoken introductions, you refer to the County Mayor as 'the Mayor of the County of Cork', and then refer to him or her by name.
The Deputy County Mayor should be referred to as 'Deputy County Mayor'.