Time to start thinking about Limerick’s Directly Elected Mayor 

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Cllr Elisa O'Donovan

WHAT kind of Directly Elected Mayor do you want to see for Limerick and what environmental issues should they tackle?

These are the question being posed by Social Democrats councillor Elisa O’Donovan in the second in a series of public discussions taking place this weekend.

Cllr O’Donovan will be asking the people of Limerick what would an Eco Mayor look like at a public meeting in the Milk Market this Saturday. She said she is really looking forward to hearing about the kinds of environmental issues people would like the new mayor to work on after they are elected.

The first of these public meetings was held in Ormston House to mark International Women’s Day and asked what a feminist mayor would look like. There was a huge response to that discussion and Cllr O’Donovan is expecting the same this Saturday.

“The people of Limerick are coming out of the last two years with a lot of new experiences and priorities,” she explained.

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“These discussions are aiming to give people a chance to discuss and reflect on the kinds of issues that are important to them now after Covid. How they want to live their lives now and the kind of city and county they want to live in is something that we need to be talking about now.

“What I’m hearing a lot from people is around care – for each other, for Limerick, and for the environment – these discussions have never been so important.”

Cllr O’Donovan will be in the Milk Market this Saturday from 11am to 1pm to celebrate Riverfest and meet and chat about the upcoming Directly Elected Mayoral election and to hear ideas about the kinds of environmental issues that the new mayor should prioritise.