Dear Editor


Limerick have voted for a Directly elected Mayor , this person will get a €129,000 , 5 staff including a special advisor. Should we have one in Dublin? Local Government  has been decimated , Elected Councillors have no say in Water , Bin Collection etc What power will this Directly elected Mayor have? Will the county manager hand over some of his power? The wage is the same as Junior Ministers, we now have super junior ministers , Is it a gravy train ? I would not be in favour without a major reform of elected local Government. Local Residents will rightly ask what difference will it make to local communities.  I don’t think its going to make a difference without proper and meaningful reform.


Go raibh maith agat,


Cllr Francis Timmons

Independent Dublin Mid West