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Directly Elected Mayor for Dublin needed now

31 August 2018

Statement by Senator Kevin Humphreys
Spokesperson on Transport, Tourism and Sport

Labour Senator Kevin Humphries has called today's announcement that the first directly elected Mayor in Ireland will be in Cork "an insult to Dublin". 

Speaking today Senator Humphries said:

"The capital has been leading the campaign for a directly elected Mayor for decades. For the Minister to today announce that Dublin will not be the first city to have a directly elected Mayor is just insulting. We must have directed elected Mayors for all our main urban centers.  

"In November 2016 75% of citizens surveyed in Dublin were in favor of a directly elected mayor. Dublin City is in need of a Mayor who is empowered to manage our major transport and public services systems here in Dublin. 

"This All Ireland weekend I am calling on all Dublin TDs, Senators and Councillors to put on their Dublin jersey and get out to support the campaign for a directly elected Mayor for Dublin."