Gormley moves on Dublin mayor plan despite FF jitters
As the Greens push for a directly-elected Dublin mayor, Fianna Fáil TDs worry that the Donegal South West, Dublin South and Waterford by-elections will be held on the same day – and they are likely to lose
The Green Party’s plans to have a directly-elected mayor of Dublin this autumn has become something of a Pandora‘s box for the government, as it has sparked unwelcome questions about by-elections.
The consensus in Leinster House is that it would be impossible to hold Dublin mayoral elections under the banner of local reform, while depriving the voters of Donegal South West, Dublin South and Waterford of their full representation.
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