Diarmuid Scully was born and raised
in Limerick city. A graduate of the University of Limerick, he worked for a
time in the United States, South Africa and Britain before returning home
A member of the city council for the last ten years, he was elected Mayor of Limerick in 2005. He is a frequent commentator in the local and national media on issues pertaining to his native city.
Diarmuid lives with his wife Ruth and their two sons, Michael and Ferdia, in Lynwood Park on Singland Hill - the site of William of Orange's encampment.