The Dublin Citizens' Assembly has been voting on a number of measures relating to the concept of a Directly Elected Mayor for the city and county.

The citizens voted that there should be a deputy mayor for Dublin who should be elected on the same ticket as the mayor.

They also called for a cabinet made up of elected local councillors, a Dublin city and county assembly and a permanent citizens' assembly as structures that would support the directly elected mayor.

A majority voted to retain the four Dublin local authorities with their local area committees.

A majority of the citizens voted that the Government should respond, in detail, to the report from the Dublin Citizens' Assembly within six months and should implement its recommendations within two years.

Finishing up the fifth and final session, the chairman of the assembly, former Dublin football manager Jim Gavin, said he is determined to submit its report on a directly elected mayor for Dublin before the deadline of the end of this year.

He paid tribute to the citizens who took part, saying they were making a great contribution to the life of their city and county.

Earlier in the first round of voting, the assembly voted that 15 of 21 powers should be transferred immediately to the mayor when the office is established.

It also voted that the other six should be transferred within five to 10 years.

The 15 powers to be transferred immediately include arts and culture, sport, childcare, housing and homelessness, climate change/environment/biodiversity, economic development, planning, land use and strategic development, tourism, transport, waste management, emergency services, infrastructure and roads, support for the Traveller and Roma communities and the night time economy.

The powers to be transferred later include education, healthcare, water policing, Gaeltacht and Irish language.

The 80 members also voted that a plebiscite of people in Dublin city and county should be held on whether or not there should be a directly elected mayor and plebiscite should include the powers to be given to the office.

They voted that the mayor should, with other locally elected representatives, have the power to raise money from markets, investment bonds or loans, retain a portion of taxes raised in Dublin and have the power to change or introduce local taxes.

A majority voted that any directly elected mayor should be limited to two five-year terms of office and should be liable for removal either by a super majority of councillors or through a recall petition.