On the 22nd of November we introduced new legislation in the Dáil to allow for the
direct election of a Mayor for Dublin at the next local elections. We are now going to work with other parties in Government and Opposition to agree the roles and responsibility of the office before the Bill returns for a second debate in June 2017.
The idea is to also give time for consultation with the people of Dublin on the opportunities and challenges in creating this new office. We need a Mayor to get to grips with our worsening housing and transport crisis and to provide real leadership in the cultural life, social cohesion and enterprise of our city.