Monday 26 June 2017

Hard part for councillors – delivering Left's promises

Local Elections - Analysis

People before Profit Candidate from the Pembroke/South Dock (Dublin City Council) ward Sonya Stapleton celebrates her local election success at the RDS Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
People before Profit Candidate from the Pembroke/South Dock (Dublin City Council) ward Sonya Stapleton celebrates her local election success at the RDS Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Paul Melia

Paul Melia

Until now, the public has voted based on what was promised during an election cycle.

Assuming the Government goes its full term, when voters return to the polls in two years' time budgets will have been agreed and implemented at local level and the candidates will have learnt what it's like to govern rather than canvass.

Democracy needs a good shake-up every now and again and, if nothing else, this election has provided a wake-up call to the Government.

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