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Electoral Reform

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 5 December 2017

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Questions (528)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

528. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government his plans for directly elected mayors for Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway; if Dublin's first direct election will be scheduled for summer 2019 with the European and local elections; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52045/17]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

The Programme for Partnership Government includes a commitment to consider directly elected mayors in cities as part of a broader range of local government reform measures aimed at strengthening local democracy.  In response to this commitment, a policy discussion report on metropolitan governance for Ireland's cities is at an advanced stage of preparation. It will be submitted to Government in the near future and presented to the Oireachtas thereafter.

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