Dublin City Council backs public vote for Lord Mayor role

Dublin City Council has voted overwhelmingly in favour of a vote to allow the people of Dublin directly elect their own Lord Mayor.

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

The remaining three councils will vote next Monday, with Fingal expected to oppose the motion.

Dublin's Lord Mayor Oisín Quinn has said he hopes councilors in the other local authorities will give voters in the capital a chance to have their say.

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