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Chains of the Lord Mayor for Dublin.
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Poll: Is the €130,000 salary proposed for directly-elected city mayors fair?

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has defended the €130,000 salary, insisting that amount of money is required to attract the right candidates.
Mar 22nd 2019, 8:01 AM 35,387 134

THIS WEEK, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced that the proposed directly-elected mayors for Cork, Limerick and Waterford will be paid €130,000

The public will be asked to vote on whether they approve of the idea of directly-elected mayors in a plebiscite, due to happen on the same day as the local and European elections on 24 May.

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has defended the €130,000 salary, insisting that amount of money is required to attract the right candidates.

“The salary is at that rate because it needs to be. This will be a serious, full-time job that will require a lot of energy, a lot of drive, 14-hour days,” Coveney told The Irish Examiner yesterday. 

We want to know what you think? Is it the right amount, or is it just too much money? 

Poll: Is the €130,000 salary proposed for directly elected mayors in Cork, Limerick and Waterford fair? 


Poll Results:

No, it's too much (9300)
Yes, it is fair (2844)
I don't know (375)
No, it's not enough (337)




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