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# Mayor

This year
Limerick to vote for Ireland's first directly elected mayor in 2024
The vote will happen alongside next year’s local and European elections.
Last year
Poll: Should Dublin have a directly elected mayor?
The Citizens’ Assembly on a Directly Elected Mayor for Dublin will meet for the fourth time today.
Ireland's first LGBT female mayor elected to post on South Dublin County Council
Fianna Fáil’s Emma Murphy joined the council in 2016.
All time
Ex-police officer and Democrat Eric Adams wins New York mayoral election
Adams will succeed unpopular progressive Bill de Blasio, whose second and last term ends on 31 December.
Dubliners may decide in 2024 whether they want a directly elected mayor
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said a plebiscite could be held to coincide with the local and European elections.
Government signs-off on plan for directly elected mayor for Limerick
An election will be held later this year if the public health situation allows it.
Government approves drafting of legislation for new role of directly elected mayor for Limerick
Limerick is the first city that will have a directly-elected mayor after locals voted for the move in 2019.
'The wrong decision': Eoin Ó Broin criticises decision to nominate Paddy Holohan for South Dublin Mayor
Holohan made what were described as “offensive” comments in his podcast earlier this year.
Boris Johnson should have disclosed ‘close association’ with Jennifer Arcuri, but faces no police probe
The IOPC said it ‘would have been wise’ for Johnson to declare this link as a conflict of interest.
Cabinet approve citizens' assemblies on gender equality and Dublin's local government
The Assembly on gender equality will look at “the remaining barriers facilitating gender discrimination”.
Limerick has voted to elect its own mayor with greater powers - but what happens now?
And who’s likely to put their hat in the right? At this stage, it could be anyone really.
Limerick votes for directly elected mayor for the city while Cork and Waterford reject same plans
Waterford has rejected the same proposal. Limerick voted in favour.
'Shambolic': Martin hits out at government as speculation mounts over defeat of directly elected mayor plebiscite
Martin’s comments come as speculation mounts in Cork that the plebiscite looks set to be defeated.
Here is what a directly elected mayor will and won't be able to do
People in Cork, Limerick and Waterford will get to vote on the issue in May.
Dublin Lord Mayor defends hosting gathering for unregulated crisis pregnancy agency
Gianna Care has been criticised by pro-choice groups for giving inaccurate medical information.
WWE wrestler Kane wins mayor's race in Tennessee
He now runs an insurance business.
Paris has an interactive map where you can report rat sightings
The website was set up after a daycare centre’s playground was found to be infested with rats.
Greek mayor (75) kicked and punched by 'far-right thugs' at WW1 event
“They were hitting me everywhere,” Boutaris told state agency ANA. “It was a despicable attack, but I am well.”
Poll: Should Ireland have directly elected mayors?
In addition to the referendum on abortion next year, Ireland will vote on three other referendums.
Former AC Milan defender elected mayor of Tbilisi
Ex-Georgian captain Kakha Kaladze turned to politics after a career that saw him win the Champions League twice.
You'll be asked to vote in quite a few referendums over the next two years
The referendum on the Eighth Amendment will be held in May or June 2018.
Appeal for witnesses after woman 'kicked in face' by man 'with American accent'
The incident happened in the Henry Street area of Limerick in the early hours of last Monday morning.
Former TD who said 'F**k you, Deputy Stagg' in the Dáil is elected mayor of South Dublin
Councillor Paul Gogarty replaces outgoing mayor Guss O’Connell.
'We're in crisis': Wexford mayor fights to fix the county's mental health problems
Mayor Frank Staples wrote to the Minister for Health outlining his concerns for his community.
Limerick mayor hopeful under fire for comments on immigrants claiming social welfare
Councillor Stephen Keary made the comments at a recent council meeting.
Time to cancel Trump's state visit says London Mayor
Sadiq Khan last night said it did not make sense to welcome a president ‘whose policies go against everything we stand for’.
'It was just a prank gone wrong': Limerick playground destroyed by accident
Locals in Moyross believe someone ‘did something stupid’ and the fire spead to the play park.
The Mayor of Paris has declared war on rats
Anne Hidalgo has budgeted €1.5 million to do away with the French capital’s rodent population.
Mayor of Calais bans distribution of free food to migrants
Mayor Natacha Bouchart says the directive is to prevent “law and order issues”.
Would you like to decide who lives here? You won't get a say on it just yet
The government have put down a counter motion to the Green Party’s bill for a directly-elected mayor for Dublin.
“For Dublin to get into the Champions League of European cities, we need a directly-elected mayor”
A motion to support the creation of a directly-elected mayor for Dublin will be debated by the Dáil this week.
Philippine mayor on president's drug list shot dead in jail
The president of the Philippines has been waging a bloody war on drugs.
The mayor of Cannes has banned the wearing of "burkinis"
The ban follows an attack on nearby Nice which killed 85 people.
Donald Trump plans to 'make an exception' for London's new Muslim mayor
The presumptive Republican nominee has said he was “happy to see” Sadiq Khan emerge victorious in the London mayoral race.
'He's mayor of heaven now': Mourners pay final respects to controversial politician Rob Ford
He gained worldwide notoriety for smoking crack cocaine while in office.
Rob Ford, controversial former Toronto Mayor, dies aged 46
He had been battling cancer.
US mayor says sorry to Muslims for calling Barack Obama a Muslim
He continued his criticism of President Obama.
Pictures: the O'Connell Street Christmas lights are now officially on in Dublin
With just one day left in November, festive fever is here to stay.
Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday
Dublin’s new mayor, the passing of a Ros na Rún actor and a new political grouping had people talking today.
Homeless couple sleeping at council had an injunction taken out against them
The couple slept in South Dublin County Council last night after being homeless over a week ago.