Sinn Féin spokesperson on Environment, Community and Local Government, Brian Stanley TD, today called on government parties, Fine Gael and Labour, to outline their position and that of their councillors on a directly elected mayor of Dublin.
Deputy Stanley said:
"Sinn Féin supports maximum devolution of powers to local authorities. We are very clear, we support a directly elected mayor for Dublin with specific powers including transport, waste management and major roads.
"This current government continues to undermine our local government with the establishment of Irish Water, cuts to funding and diverting local property taxes away from councils.
“It is time for Fine Gael and Labour to outline their position on a directly elected mayor. If they are serious about local government reform then they will support any move toward strengthened local democracy.
"Sinn Féin will continue to campaign for real and radical local government reform.
“We'll be bringing that message to thousands of doorsteps over the next two months.”