Saturday 29 April 2017

Reform plan makes a bad system worse

Chris Andrews

EVERY so often, the issue of local government reform takes centre stage. In many ways, it has proven to be the equivalent of draining the Shannon -- aspirational but never really expected to happen.

The current local government structure, in Dublin particularly, does not meet the needs of a modern capital city functioning in the 21st century.

The proposal for a directly elected mayor, in its current form, will only add another layer of needless bureaucracy.

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