About Uruemu Adejinmi
Cllr Uruemu Adejinmi is mayor of Longford municipal district, marking a series of firsts for the county, as she is the first migrant, first African and first black female to become mayor.
Uruemu’s election as Cathaoirleach of Longford Municipal District also makes her the country’s first female African mayor. Her journey into politics began in 2016 when she supported a candidate in a local election. Shortly afterwards, her neighbour asked her to join Fianna Fáil.
In 2018, she undertook an internship with the Immigrant Council of Ireland, shadowing Joe Flaherty while he was a local councillor. In 2020, Mr Flaherty became a TD and Uruemu was co-opted to his seat.
Uruemu is passionate about getting information across to diverse community groups to help them to get access to services and support, and encouraging political parties to engage more actively with migrants.