Dublin Democracy Denied?
This week’s Inside Politics podcast focuses on Dublin. Mary Fitzpatrick, Fianna Fail’s European Parliament candidate for the capital, discusses the prospects for the party, which currently has no Dublin TD or MEP, and Harry McGee looks forward to the Fianna Fail ard fheis this weekend.
The proposal for a popular vote on having a directly elected mayor of Dublin with additional powers looks set to be over before it’s even begun. The vote must first be approved by each of the four local authorities in the Greater Dublin Area, and there now seems to be a very good chance that it won’t pass that first hurdle. Fingal’s mayor Ciaran Dennison explains why he’ll be voting no, and why he believes his fellow councillors will be following suit on March 31st, while Dublin’s Lord Mayor, Oisin Quinn, argues that an elected mayor is what Dubliners want and need.
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