Launch Of Mayoral Plebiscite Campaign Has Taken Place In The City Centre 

Tánaiste Simon Coveney and Minister Paul Phelan formally launched the campaign at an event in the city centre.

Under the planned changes which will affect Cork, Limerick and Waterford the directly elected mayor would have powers to set the local budget and devise a development plan for the area.

Plebiscites are due to be held this May with the first elections due to be held in 2021.

However concern has been expressed about the role and the County Mayor Patrick Gerard Murphy told RedFM News that many of the county councillors who are transferring to the city council when the boundary extension comes into effect also have concerns:
 

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