Leo Varadkar: served on the council before he was elected to the Dáil. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Councillors in Fingal spurned lobbying efforts by Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar to get them to support the proposal for a directly electe(...)

Fingal has voted against the proposal to hold a public vote on setting up a directly elected mayor. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times 2:26

Fingal county councillors have blocked Dubliners from voting next May on whether to have a directly elected mayor for the capital. Just s(...)

A file picture of councillor Ruth Coppinger. She has said the  Socialist Party did not want to block Dubliners from voting. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A Fianna Fáil group vote to allow Dubliners to decide whether they want a directly elected mayor could push the prospect through Fingal County Coun(...)

Residents in areas earmarked for large, infrastructure projects should receive compensation in the form of community projects, Fingal county councillo(...)