Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Ceisteanna (80)

Thomas P. Broughan

Ceist:

80. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Taoiseach when he plans to convene a citizens' assembly to discuss the provision of a directly elected mayor for Dublin. [35633/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Taoiseach)

At its meeting on the 11 June 2019, the Government agreed to the establishment of a Citizens’ Assembly on gender equality and noted that a further Citizens Assembly would subsequently be established to consider the best model of local government for Dublin and, in particular but not exclusively, the issue of a directly elected mayor and his or her powers.

The Government agreed that these Assemblies would run consecutively commencing with the Assembly on gender equality and that the work programme for this Assembly should be constructed so that consideration of the topic can be completed within six-months where possible. The preparatory work is underway to establish the Citizens Assembly on gender with a view to a first meeting as soon as possible. The Dublin Citizens Assembly will be the subject of a further Memorandum to Government in due course in the context of progress on the Citizens Assembly on gender equality.