ENVIRONMENT Minister John Gormley has revealed sitting TDs, senators and MEPs will be allowed to contest the forthcoming Dublin mayoral elections.
However, if successful, they would have to stand down from their position.
The minister has insisted the poll will be held later this year, probably in the autumn.
Candidates tipped to contest the election include former taoiseach Bertie Ahern, Fine Gael MEP Gay Mitchell and Labour TD Ruairí Quinn.
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