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‘Brave political leadership’ needed to create Dublin mayor office, says Jim Gavin




Chair of Dublin’s Citizens’ Assembly questioned if local authorities are effective enough to run a capital city

Jim Gavin, chairman of the Dublin Citizens’ Assembly, has questioned in Dublin’s local councils are effective enough to run a capital city.

In an address to the Oireachtas housing committee today, the former Dublin football manager will say that “brave political leadership” is needed to devolve a whole range of powers to a directly-elected mayor of the city.

The speech outlines that 15 functions managed by councils need to be devolved immediately to a new …

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