Briefing: Directly Elected Mayors – a platform for shifting local and central relations, or a pipedream of no consequence?

Policy product type
LGiU essential policy briefing
Published date
April 25, 2019
Seán Ó'Riordáin, LGiU Ireland
Issues Covered
  • mayor relationship with CE and council
  • national role
  • proposals for the new system
  • roles
Devolution, Democracy, Scrutiny and Governance, International
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