The Mayor of South Dublin County Fintan Warfield has launched a new Tumblr blog in an attempt to make the office of Mayor more accessible and afford young people an opportunity to engage with the political process through the option of anonymous questions.
Mayor Warfield said;
“I regularly ask myself whether the political system is truly representative of the community it serves.
“People my own age often see no point in engaging with the democratic process at all and only 34% of those registered to vote exercised that right in the Dublin South West by-election.
“Anonymity has a really bad name online but I think that can be turned on its head and used in a really positive way.
“Already there are individuals asking questions about coming out as openly gay, questions about local government and so on.
“It is my hope that this blog will make the Mayor’s office more accessible and afford young people an opportunity to ask questions anonymously about an issue close to their heart.”
The public can ask questions on: