Thursday, 5 December 2019
An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business
Today, I acknowledge that a committee was launched in Limerick last Monday in respect of the directly-elected mayor. This is the way to go for cities in the future. I was delighted that the Minister of State, Deputy Phelan, attended in Limerick last Monday when this committee was established. I am disappointed that there are only four female members on it, out of the 12 different organisations which nominated the various members on to the committee. It is a good and positive direction for local government. I look forward to seeing the directly-elected mayor process being implemented in 2021.