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# festival of politics
Over to you: What do you think of the state of Dublin?
You tell us what you want to ask seven Dublin city councillors this week – and we’ll grill them for you.

TRAFFIC, GREEN SPACES, housing, public transport, licensing laws, litter, planning – there are so many areas that affect the day-to-day life of the urban citizen.

The actions of your local city councillor can impact directly on your quality of life and lay the foundation for what the future of the city can look like; the skyline, the streetscape, access to amenities, suitable work and living spaces.

This Thursday evening, editor Susan Daly will quiz seven cross-party Dublin City councillors on your behalf, including Lord Mayor Mícheál Mac Donncha.

The State of Dublin panel takes place at 7.30pm as part of the Festival of Politics.

What we need from you is your QUESTIONS. Let us start you thinking:

  • What is your biggest bugbear about Dublin city?
  • What could be changed to make it a better place in which to live, work and play?
  • Is there something great about this city that we should be supporting?
  • What one big idea would make all the difference to its citizens?

Email us at or leave your comments below.

The participants on the panel are:

  • Ard-Mhéara Mícheál Mac Donncha (SF)
  • Cllr Ciarán Cuffe (Greens)
  • Cllr Mannix Flynn (Independent)
  • Cllr Deirdre Heney (FF)
  • Cllr Dermot Lacey (Labour)
  • Cllr Cieran Perry (Independent)
  • Cllr Norma Sammon (FG)


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