What would a Feminist Mayor look like?
Ormston House will host a drop-in event with Councillor Elisa Donovan asking, ‘What would a Feminist Mayor look like?’ On Saturday 5 February 2022, you can share your ideas and feedback on what you would like to see in Ireland’s first directly elected mayor.
In May 2019, Limerick people voted by a 52% majority to elect directly their own Mayor. Limerick will be the first – and so far the only – county in Ireland to have a Mayor who is directly elected by the people. Up to now, the Mayor of Limerick has been chosen by the Council and has had a largely ceremonial role. Following delays due to COVID-19, Limerick will soon hold county-wide elections for a directly elected Mayor, replacing the old system where the Council made the choice. The directly elected Mayor will have more powers than the current Mayor and hold the office for five years. With a new directly elected Mayor, Limerick people will have the chance to really influence decisions that are made in Limerick and about Limerick.
This event will take place between 11am and 2pm. Admission is free and all are welcome.