Poll Should Irish cities have directlyelected mayors

first_img Poll Results: I might be open to it, but need convincing. (838) I don’t have an opinion. (351) Great idea. We need a city CEO who’s directly accountable to the people. (907) No way. Our cities aren’t big enough to require a powerful mayor. (1290) DUBLIN COULD HAVE a directly-elected mayor with significant executive powers in just a few years’ time.A consultation process is currently under way to gauge public opinion on the issue, with a vote planned next summer.Environment Minister Phil Hogan was asked yesterday about the possibility of rolling the idea out to Cork, Limerick, and other Irish cities — but wouldn’t be drawn on the issue, saying “we’ll see how it goes” in Dublin.What do you think? Great idea. We need a city CEO who’s directly accountable to the people.No way. Our cities aren’t big enough to require a powerful mayor.I might be open to it, but need convincing.I don’t have an opinion.Votelast_img

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