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Directly elected mayors with executive functions

On 24 May 2019, the people of Cork City, Limerick City and County, and Waterford City and County local authority areas will have an opportunity to vote in a plebiscite on directly elected mayors with executive functions.

Voters in the three local authority areas will be asked if they approve a proposal by Government to have legislation enacted providing for a directly elected mayor with executive functions in respect of their Council area.

The Government has published its policy paper  ‘Directly Elected Mayors with Executive Functions: Detailed policy proposals'