Seanad says ‘yes’ to Limerick’s directly elected mayor

IT’S all systems go on the country’s first Directly Elected Mayoral campaign as the Seanad has just passed legislation for the role in Limerick.

It has been described as an historic and monumental day for the Treaty City, with the legislation passed this afternoon (Wednesday).

There are a small number of changes expected to be made to the historic bill but it’s reported that these will be signed off by the Dáil on or before next Wednesday.

The plebiscite for the unique election was passed five years ago and now all that remains is for the people of Limerick to go to the polls and exercise their franchise in the matter.

After today, the legislation will move on to the President’s office to be officially signed into law, a step which is simply rubber stamping the decision.

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And as a Limerick man himself, it’s unlikely that Michael D Higgins will express any objection.