Outgoing Limerick councillors urge people to vote ‘No’ on directly elected mayor

Limerick City. Photo: Declan Keogh / CouncilTimes.ie

Councillors in the Adare/Rathkeele Municipal District of Limerick City and Councty Council have adopted a motion calling on people to vote against the upcoming plebescite for a directly elected mayor of Limerick.

Councillor Kevin Sheahan proposed the motion while Cllr Emmet O’ Brien said the cost for having a directly-elected mayor cannot be justified.

Cllr Adam Teskey said he was disappointed with the lack of information since the proposals were first announced and has given his support for the motion,

Cllr Ciara McMahon said the concept of directly electing a mayor is flawed and that it should not be supported while Cllr Richard O’Donoghue said he is 100% against the proposal.

Cllr Stephen Keary was quiet on his views and reminded the public that it’s an open vote.
The vote on the Government proposal takes place this coming Friday, 24th, the same day as the local and European elections.
*Source: Limerick Leader.

Limerick City. Photo: Declan Keogh / CouncilTimes.ie
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