Can a Directly Elected Mayor work for Dublin?

September 18, 2013

Dublin’s four Local Authorities are calling on you to have your say on the proposal of having a Directly Elected Mayor for Dublin. A Mayor chosen by you!

To get this process underway The Mayors of Dublin City, Fingal, South Dublin and Cathaoirleach of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown are engaging in a public consultation from Monday, 16th September, 2013, asking Dubliners or those with an interest in Dublin, to complete a survey and/or make a submission on the topic at their Local Library, Council Office or online at

This survey will let us know if you would like to have a Directly Elected Mayor for Dublin and what kind of powers you would like this Mayor to have. Would you like a Mayor with strong executive powers or a Mayor with a strong representational role with no executive powers? You can also make a short submission on the issue and avail of a background paper prepared by Dr. Philip Byrne, (Institute of Public Administration), which discusses some of the issues involved with a Directly Elected Mayor.

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