Directly Elected Mayor

Closed 12 Oct 2013

Opened 16 Sep 2013


Dublin is made up of four local authority areas – Fingal County Council, South Dublin County Council, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and Dublin City Council. Each of these Councils has its own Chairperson – a Lord Mayor in Dublin City, Mayors in South Dublin and Fingal, and a Cathaoirleach in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown.

Earlier this year, the Minister for Environment, Heritage and Local Government asked the four Councils to come up with a plan for a new Directly-Elected Mayor for all of Dublin. It is intended to ask Dublin voters if they agree to having a Directly-Elected Mayor, or not, in a plebiscite (referendum) next May, at the same time as the local elections.

The four Dublin councils are charged with coming up with a proposal for what the new Directly-Elected Mayor will do and how this new position will work. That proposal will then go to the Minister and will form the basis of the plebiscite next May. This is a chance for Dubliners and those interested in Dublin to have their say on the kind of Directly-Elected Mayor they would like to see in our city and county.

Please click on the Online Survey link below if you wish to make an online submission, or go to where you will find further information about this process and also details of other ways that you can make a submission.

Cllr Carrie Smyth, Cathaoirleach, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council

Cllr Kieran Dennison, Mayor, Fingal County Council

Cllr Dermot Looney, Mayor, South Dublin County Council

Cllr Oisín Quinn, Lord Mayor, Dublin City Council


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