Mayor election a coalition nightmare

The timing of Dublin having an elected mayor is causing ‘cultural’ difficulties between Fianna Fáil and the Greens, writes Pat Leahy

17th July, 2010

Delay after delay has characterised the development of the proposal for an elected mayor of Dublin. The legislation was promised early this year, then after Easter, then before the summer.

Last week, a spokesman for environment minister John Gormley said he expected the legislation to be published before the end of this month, and passed in October. The dates keep moving.

What’s going on? The Greens are pushing and Fianna Fáil is stalling, that’s what....

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