Reform plan makes a bad system worse
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.