Monday 19 March 2018

€10m cost burden of elected mayor

I NOTED with interest your report ('Elected mayor to push €40m council cost cuts', (September 29) that the soon-to-be elected mayor of Dublin will push through financial cuts.

In the first instance, councils are already making the necessary cuts. In an environment in which funding from government is being severely cut on a regular basis, and local authorities cannot raise their own funds, we have very little choice.

But more importantly, the reality is that an elected mayor is going to add to the financial burden on local government in Dublin.

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