Who’s in the race to replace Owen Keegan as head of Dublin City Council?

With all eyes on the increasingly malevolent capital, a number of names are being touted as possible replacements for Keegan after his imminent retirement

Owen Keegan, outgoing chief executive, Dublin City Council. Picture: Bryan Meade

In September, Owen Keegan will retire after ten years as chief executive of Dublin City Council (DCC). But who will replace him in the Wood Quay hot seat?

With eight weeks to go until Keegan departs, attention has turned to potential candidates variously described as “a safe pair of hands”, “radical” and “past it”.

The Business Post spoke to numerous council officials both past and present, as well as elected representatives, to tease out those ...