Cabinet approves issues regarding directly elected mayors in Cork, Limerick and Waterford
The cabinet today approved a number of issues regarding directly elected mayors in Cork, Limerick and Waterford.
Plebiscites are due to be held this May with the first elections due to be held in 2021.
The mayor will earn the same salary as a junior minister - around 94 thousand euro - and will also have powers to set the local budget and devise a development plan for the area.
Speaking to RedFM News Fine Gael Senator Jerry Buttimer says it heralds a new era for local government:
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