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Newlyweds: Lord Mayor Hazel Chu says she was ‘nervous with excitement’ ahead of wedding

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Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu with her husband, Patrick Costello, after their wedding at the Mansion House, Dublin, yesterday. Photo: Arthur Carron

Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu with her husband, Patrick Costello, after their wedding at the Mansion House, Dublin, yesterday. Photo: Arthur Carron

Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu tosses the bouquet after her wedding to Patrick Costello. Photo: Arthur Carron

Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu tosses the bouquet after her wedding to Patrick Costello. Photo: Arthur Carron

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Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu with her husband, Patrick Costello, after their wedding at the Mansion House, Dublin, yesterday. Photo: Arthur Carron

Dublin Lord Mayor Hazel Chu has said she and her new husband, Green Party TD Patrick Costello, were “nervous with excitement” ahead of their wedding at the Mansion House yesterday.

The couple tied the knot with a “very informal” Catholic blessing.

The bride was walked down the ‘aisle’ by her mother Stella and her daughter Alex (3).

The couple are the first public representatives to marry in the Mansion House and had been due to marry last August.

However, they postponed the occasion due to Covid-19 restrictions. Instead, a small group of family and friends gathered yesterday for the intimate ceremony.

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Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu tosses the bouquet after her wedding to Patrick Costello. Photo: Arthur Carron

Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu tosses the bouquet after her wedding to Patrick Costello. Photo: Arthur Carron

Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu tosses the bouquet after her wedding to Patrick Costello. Photo: Arthur Carron

“There are 12 of us all together celebrating and we w ill have a larger event on June 4 next year in Poulaphouca House, Co Wicklow. We were both nervous with excitement, as was Alex, leading up to today,” said Ms Chu.


“It’s a very, very special day for us and it was important to us to share it with the public, as the 300-year-old building is owned by the people.

“Patrick and I have been together 15 years, been through so many highs and lows, three local elections and one general election, me being seriously ill 12 years ago. That today really does mean so much to us.”

The newlyweds plan to have a few days away in Galway in the next few months.

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