What Powers for Elected Mayor of Dublin?
Deaglán de Bréadún
There’s a lot of interest in this elected mayor of Dublin position but we haven’t seen the draft legislation yet. It is not clear what powers the job will have.
The elected mayor of London has real clout, especially over transport. Hard to see how our boy/girl would be able to control the existing powerful interests in that area – but who knows?
The worst of all possible worlds would be a situation where the office was virtually nominal and you ended up with yahoos and crazies dominating the election.
Now don’t you dare say we’ve already got that with the elections to the Dáil!