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From TheJournal.ie Mayor tells Boston that Ireland's economy is "on the move" Good News Delivery

Mayor tells Boston that Ireland's economy is "on the move"

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said he invited people to Boston during his trip here.

From TheJournal.ie Toronto Mayor Rob Ford diagnosed with rare and aggressive cancer Campaign

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford diagnosed with rare and aggressive cancer

Ford had been admitted to hospital last week.

From TheJournal.ie Rob Ford withdraws from mayoral race with tumour, his brother takes over Doug Ford

Rob Ford withdraws from mayoral race with tumour, his brother takes over

Ford was hospitalised on Wednesday.

From TheJournal.ie Open Thread: Nominations for a WOMAN to receive the Freedom of Dublin, please! City Hall

Open Thread: Nominations for a WOMAN to receive the Freedom of Dublin, please!

There have been no female recipients of the award since 2000, when Aung San Suu Kyi was honoured.

From TheJournal.ie Swiss mayor suspended over nude selfies taken in office Cheeeessee

Swiss mayor suspended over nude selfies taken in office

It is alleged that he sent the photos to a female colleague.

A small town in America has elected a dog as their mayor

The 7-year-old will be sworn in on Saturday.

From TheJournal.ie Dubliners may have to wait five years for a directly-elected mayor The Waiting Game

Dubliners may have to wait five years for a directly-elected mayor

Fingal County Council is still not on board with the idea, though.

From TheJournal.ie Toronto mayor heads back to work after rehab... but wants his office's locks changed Rob Ford

Toronto mayor heads back to work after rehab... but wants his office's locks changed

The mayor’s drug abuse was first revealed last year when an alleged drug dealer tried to sell another video of him smoking crack to the media.

From TheJournal.ie Here's What Happened Today: Friday News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Everyone’s talking about ground tests at the Tuam grave site, mayors and our improved credit rating.

From TheJournal.ie Christy Burke elected as Dublin's Lord Mayor Elected

Christy Burke elected as Dublin's Lord Mayor

He will serve for 12 months after which a Sinn Féin Councillor is expected to take over.

From TheJournal.ie "I could tell there was carnage going on": Being voted out of office when you're mayor is pretty disappointing... Total Mayor

"I could tell there was carnage going on": Being voted out of office when you're mayor is pretty disappointing...

What’s it like to go from first citizen to just plain citizen? A raft of mayors were stripped of their chains of office last weekend…

From TheJournal.ie Oisín Quinn will remain Lord Mayor of Dublin even if he loses council seat Losing The Chains

Oisín Quinn will remain Lord Mayor of Dublin even if he loses council seat

Tallies show Oisin Quinn in danger of losing his Dublin City Council seat at 6 per cent.

From TheJournal.ie Toronto's controversial 'crack-smoking mayor' to enter rehab Substance Abuse

Toronto's controversial 'crack-smoking mayor' to enter rehab

A new video has emerged of Rob Ford allegedly smoking crack.

From TheJournal.ie Phil Hogan 'should hold plebiscite anyway' --- Lord Mayor Total Mayor

Phil Hogan 'should hold plebiscite anyway' --- Lord Mayor

Oisín Quinn says the fact that 98 councillors supported the move, while only 19 voted against is as close as you get to unanimity “outside of Iraq and North Korea”.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Monday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Everyone’s been talking about that explosion in Dublin, protests & vandalism at the Justice Dept… and the theft of a minister’s car.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Voting down a plebiscite for a directly-elected Dublin mayor would be bad for democracy Total Mayor

Column: Voting down a plebiscite for a directly-elected Dublin mayor would be bad for democracy

All four local authorities in the country have to agree on whether to put the issue to the people on the same day as the local and European elections.

From TheJournal.ie Here's What Happened Today: Sunday News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s been talking about the Sophie Toscan du Plantier case and what the gardaí knew.

From TheJournal.ie Three Dublin councils vote on a directly-elected mayor tomorrow. Here's how it's looking.. Total Mayor

Three Dublin councils vote on a directly-elected mayor tomorrow. Here's how it's looking..

Councillors are voting on whether to put the issue to the people on 23 May. Any of the three remaining councils can veto the move…

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City councillors in favour of having vote for directly-elected mayor Total Mayor

Dublin City councillors in favour of having vote for directly-elected mayor

Fifty councillors voted for the motion, one abstained and one councillor was absent.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin councillors vote today on directly-elected mayor (but it's likely plan will be scrapped) Total Mayor

Dublin councillors vote today on directly-elected mayor (but it's likely plan will be scrapped)

All four local authorities in the country have to agree on whether to put the issue to the people on the same day as the local and European elections.

From TheJournal.ie Referendum on directly-elected Dublin mayor could be held in May Decisions Decisions

Referendum on directly-elected Dublin mayor could be held in May

Dublin’s four councils most vote on the issue by 31 March.

From TheJournal.ie Order banning Twitter from publishing Mayor comments to stay in place John Cummins

Order banning Twitter from publishing Mayor comments to stay in place

Waterford Mayor John Cummins was initially granted the order over Tweets which he says were false and grossly defamatory.

From TheJournal.ie 30 Dublin councillors don't know how they feel about a directly-elected mayor Undecided

30 Dublin councillors don't know how they feel about a directly-elected mayor

In a survey released today, 43 out of 129 councillors said they were in favour of proposals.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Ministers take part in the NYC Patrick's Day parade? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ministers take part in the NYC Patrick's Day parade?

Joan Burton has already said she will not take part in the parade over its treatment of gay groups, but should other ministers follow suit?

From TheJournal.ie Burton will decline invite to New York parade over LGBT ban Inclusion

Burton will decline invite to New York parade over LGBT ban

LGBT groups have called on Irish officials and An Garda Síochána to follow the New York mayor’s lead and boycott the parade.

From TheJournal.ie Son of Connemara emigrants Martin Walsh sworn in as mayor of Boston Mayor Walsh

Son of Connemara emigrants Martin Walsh sworn in as mayor of Boston

Walsh, who overcame childhood cancer and struggled with alcoholism as a young adult, defeated 11 other contenders.

From TheJournal.ie Ukraine protesters take over mayor's office and set up 'Revolution HQ' Kiev

Ukraine protesters take over mayor's office and set up 'Revolution HQ'

Protesters have taken over several buildings in Kiev after the president scrapped a deal with the EU in favour of closer relations with Russia.

From TheJournal.ie Rob Ford stripped of mayoral powers in Toronto Rob Ford

Rob Ford stripped of mayoral powers in Toronto

City councillors voted overwhelmingly to limit Ford’s powers after a series of new allegations and lewd remarks this week.

From TheJournal.ie Galway Airport site sold in "good value" €1.1m deal Sale

Galway Airport site sold in "good value" €1.1m deal

Galway’s city and county councils now share ownership of the site.

From TheJournal.ie Toronto police say they have video of 'Mayor with crack pipe' Canada

Toronto police say they have video of 'Mayor with crack pipe'

The video appears to show the Toronto Mayor using drugs – but he has vowed not to resign.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Irish cities have directly-elected mayors? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Irish cities have directly-elected mayors?

Dublin could have its own version of London’s Boris Johnson or New York’s Michael Bloomberg under a process currently under way…

From TheJournal.ie Coke Zero to sponsor Cork, Limerick and Galway bike schemes On Yer Bike

Coke Zero to sponsor Cork, Limerick and Galway bike schemes

Public Transport Minister Alan Kelly gave all the details this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Over to you: Dubliners asked for their thoughts on a directly elected mayor Let's Talk

Over to you: Dubliners asked for their thoughts on a directly elected mayor

A plebiscite vote will be held next year asking Dubliners whether they want an elected mayor or not.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin authorities seek feedback on mayor plan First Citizen

Dublin authorities seek feedback on mayor plan

A recent poll suggests over 60 per cent of Dubs want an elected first citizen, but views are being sought on just what powers that mayor would have.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Everyone’s talking about two reports into suicide in Ireland, a major crash on a motorway, and the Dublin mayor who’s giving himself a pay cut…

From TheJournal.ie Clare councillor who served for over 45 years passes away Pj Burke

Clare councillor who served for over 45 years passes away

PJ Burke was first elected in 1941.

From TheJournal.ie New Labour mayor of South Dublin County will "continue to be outspoken" Elected

New Labour mayor of South Dublin County will "continue to be outspoken"

A number of Labour councillors have left the party, but new Mayor Dermot Looney said he intends to stay with the party – even if his views are sometimes ‘left field’.

From TheJournal.ie New York mayor receives suspected deadly poison letters You've Got Mail

New York mayor receives suspected deadly poison letters

The letters contained “anonymous threats” and when tested locally, preliminarily indicated the presence of ricin, police said.

From The42 NBA player sprains ankle after tripping on a waitress taking New York mayor's drink order at a Knicks game Hoops This post contains videos