Who do you call if you want to talk to Dublin? It's time for joined-up thinking - that means an elected mayor

London Mayor Sadiq Khan – the UK capital has thrived since it began to elect its mayor. Photo: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

Eamon Ryan

At present, we have four local authorities, four chief executives, four mayors, 183 councillors and countless state agencies, all with different, and often competing, visions for Dublin. Amidst all that division, it is left to central Government and the Custom House to call all the shots.