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# mayor - Monday 3 November, 2014

Drogheda mayor left Fine Gael over Irish Water's 'cronyism, bonuses, allowances and privatisation'

Kevin Callan left the party over their handling of water charges.

# mayor - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

This Dublin mayor wants you to 'ask him stuff' on Tumblr

So far he’s been asked about coming out and his thoughts on the Government … and Canadians.

# mayor - Monday 29 September, 2014

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.

# mayor - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford diagnosed with rare and aggressive cancer

Ford had been admitted to hospital last week.

# mayor - Friday 12 September, 2014

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

Ford was hospitalised on Wednesday.

# mayor - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

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.

# mayor - Monday 18 August, 2014

Swiss mayor suspended over nude selfies taken in office

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

# mayor - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge A small town in America has elected a dog as their mayor This Is Dog

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

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

# mayor - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

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

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

# mayor - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

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.

# mayor - Friday 6 June, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

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

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.

# mayor - Saturday 31 May, 2014

"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…

# mayor - Saturday 24 May, 2014

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.

# mayor - Thursday 1 May, 2014

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

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

# mayor - Saturday 5 April, 2014

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”.

# mayor - Monday 31 March, 2014

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.

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.

# mayor - Sunday 30 March, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

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

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…

# mayor - Monday 24 March, 2014

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.

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.

# mayor - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

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

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

# mayor - Thursday 27 February, 2014

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.

# mayor - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

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.

# mayor - Monday 10 February, 2014

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?

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.

# mayor - Monday 6 January, 2014

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.

# mayor - Monday 2 December, 2013

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.

# mayor - Thursday 21 November, 2013

From The Daily Edge Not one person has bid on Sarah Palin's used car on eBay One Careful Owner

# mayor - Friday 15 November, 2013

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.

# mayor - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

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

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

# mayor - Thursday 31 October, 2013

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.

# mayor - Friday 18 October, 2013

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…

# mayor - Friday 20 September, 2013

Coke Zero to sponsor Cork, Limerick and Galway bike schemes

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

# mayor - Monday 16 September, 2013

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.

# mayor - Sunday 15 September, 2013

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.

# mayor - Thursday 5 September, 2013

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…

# mayor - Thursday 29 August, 2013

Clare councillor who served for over 45 years passes away

PJ Burke was first elected in 1941.

# mayor - Sunday 30 June, 2013

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’.