Saturday 10 December 2016

If it ain’t broke, then don’t fix it

Published 11/02/2010 | 08:21

WITH the "creation" of a directly elected mayor of Dublin with "extra powers" about to be imposed upon us by politicians, can anyone explain to me why we are fixing a problem in Dublin when it is not broken?

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I have no doubt that this new quango will be allocated a massive day-to-day budget, along with the costs of electing a mayor on a regular basis. With the state of the economy, the last thing we as citizens need from our politicians is more reckless spending creating jobs for the boys.

Perhaps someone can justify to me the need for a directly elected Dublin mayor, apart from it being an ego trip for politicians.

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