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#councils

# councils - Tuesday 26 April, 2022

Councils identify 89 State-owned buildings to immediately house over 5,000 Ukrainian refugees
# Housing
# Housing

Councils identify 89 State-owned buildings to immediately house over 5,000 Ukrainian refugees

Apr 26th 2022, 7:45 PM 34,987 Views 61 Comments

A total of 25,383 refugees have arrived in the country as of last night.

# councils - Saturday 9 October, 2021

A useful guide to Ireland's planning system and how to have your say on proposed developments
# Explainer
# Explainer

A useful guide to Ireland's planning system and how to have your say on proposed developments

Oct 9th 2021, 7:00 PM 14,285 Views 11 Comments

News of two developments brought the system into focus again this week.

# councils - Friday 5 February, 2021

Councillors to be bypassed with transfer of local authority lands to State agency without council vote
# Affordable Homes
# Affordable Homes

Councillors to be bypassed with transfer of local authority lands to State agency without council vote

Feb 5th 2021, 5:32 PM 22,679 Views 37 Comments

The State agency is tasked to fully utilise state lands to build affordable homes.

# councils - Sunday 1 November, 2020

'Chronic lack of supply' of affordable homes outside Dublin, warns homelessness charity
# Simon Communities
# Simon Communities

'Chronic lack of supply' of affordable homes outside Dublin, warns homelessness charity

Nov 1st 2020, 6:13 PM 30,854 Views 50 Comments

The latest report from the Simon Communities reveals the lack of affordable housing across the country.

# councils - Saturday 22 August, 2020

NTA allocates €55m to councils to enhance cycling and walking infrastructure
# Infrastructure
# Infrastructure

NTA allocates €55m to councils to enhance cycling and walking infrastructure

Aug 22nd 2020, 11:52 AM 21,251 Views 81 Comments

The funding was allocated under the July Jobs Stimulus Plan announced by the government last month.

# councils - Thursday 21 May, 2020

The tax to try prevent property owners from hoarding land was only collected by 1 in 8 councils last year
# Vacant Site Levy
# Vacant Site Levy

The tax to try prevent property owners from hoarding land was only collected by 1 in 8 councils last year

May 21st 2020, 3:25 PM 19,764 Views 20 Comments

There was over €2 million outstanding due to councils under the vacant site levy at the beginning of this year.

# councils - Monday 9 December, 2019

The two 'most transparent' councils in Ireland are in Dublin
# Anti-corruption
# Anti-corruption

The two 'most transparent' councils in Ireland are in Dublin

Dec 9th 2019, 7:43 AM 19,251 Views 8 Comments

Fingal County Council and South Dublin County Council have topped a new index of the country’s 31 local authorities.

# councils - Friday 31 May, 2019

Women represent less than 6% of seats on some councils - how does your council fare on gender?
# Local Elections
# Local Elections

Women represent less than 6% of seats on some councils - how does your council fare on gender?

May 31st 2019, 12:05 AM 16,416 Views 95 Comments

Sinn Féin and Solidarity-People Before Profit were the only parties to see a decrease in the number of female elected candidates.

# councils - Monday 27 May, 2019

As it happened: All to play for as first European election counts announced
Live May 27th 2019, 12:10 AM

As it happened: All to play for as first European election counts announced

# councils - Saturday 9 March, 2019

Petition accusing councils of cutting down too many trees reaches over 5,500 signatures
# Nature
# Nature

Petition accusing councils of cutting down too many trees reaches over 5,500 signatures

Mar 9th 2019, 7:30 AM 20,432 Views 57 Comments

The petition wants councils to stop cutting down trees in public spaces without informing the public.

# councils - Saturday 22 December, 2018

The myth of the free council house: 'We're not just handing them over, that would be crazy'
# Social Housing
# Social Housing

The myth of the free council house: 'We're not just handing them over, that would be crazy'

Dec 22nd 2018, 12:05 AM 100,877 Views 90 Comments

Dublin City Council tenants paid a total of €78.3 million in rent last year.

# councils - Thursday 29 November, 2018

Call to tackle 'significant underrepresentation' of women in senior council roles
# Gender Quotas
# Gender Quotas

Call to tackle 'significant underrepresentation' of women in senior council roles

Nov 29th 2018, 6:10 AM 10,207 Views 68 Comments

Just under three in 10 Chief Executive (28%) and Director of Services (26%) roles in local authorities nationally are held by women.

# councils - Sunday 4 November, 2018

Dublin councils plan to install public water fountains to reduce use of plastic bottles
# Thirsty Work
# Thirsty Work

Dublin councils plan to install public water fountains to reduce use of plastic bottles

Nov 4th 2018, 8:30 AM 23,831 Views 96 Comments

Dublin City Council has said it aims to install water refill stations at areas of “high pedestrian footfall”.

# councils - Monday 10 September, 2018

Number of councils to vote on who they endorse for the presidential election
# Endorsements
# Endorsements

Number of councils to vote on who they endorse for the presidential election

Sep 10th 2018, 7:45 AM 7,971 Views 29 Comments

Presidential hopefuls must secure the support of four local authorities, or 20 TDs and senators to stand in the election.

# councils - Thursday 24 May, 2018

Council by council: An extra 118,000 people have registered to vote ahead of tomorrow's referendum
# Breakdown
# Breakdown

Council by council: An extra 118,000 people have registered to vote ahead of tomorrow's referendum

May 24th 2018, 7:33 AM 17,098 Views 98 Comments

More than 3.2 million people are now registered to vote in tomorrow’s referendum.

# councils - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

Pro-life groups secured access to the names and addresses of Irish voters ahead of the referendum
# Voter Data
# Voter Data

Pro-life groups secured access to the names and addresses of Irish voters ahead of the referendum

May 23rd 2018, 7:00 PM 64,653 Views 117 Comments

An investigation by TheJournal.ie and OpenDemocracy has found that at least two pro-life groups have applied for copies of the register for different local authorities.

# councils - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

Galway City Council is the local authority with the most integrity
# Corruption
# Corruption

Galway City Council is the local authority with the most integrity

May 16th 2018, 7:01 AM 17,300 Views 24 Comments

Transparency International Ireland said even the highest ranking councils in its index have work to do.

# councils - Friday 4 May, 2018

A mixed bag for May and Corbyn while UKIP vote obliterated in English local elections
# Councils
# Councils

A mixed bag for May and Corbyn while UKIP vote obliterated in English local elections

May 4th 2018, 8:09 AM 23,474 Views 42 Comments

Both the Tories and Labour had lost a set of key councils, but had made gains in overall numbers.

# councils - Saturday 3 March, 2018

Why councils will soon be fining themselves for owning vacant housing sites

Why councils will soon be fining themselves for owning vacant housing sites

Mar 3rd 2018, 4:00 PM 18,684 Views 26 Comments

The vacant sites levy was introduced to free up land for homes.

# councils - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

Dublin County Council rejects planning permission for apartments as being "visually unacceptable"

Dublin County Council rejects planning permission for apartments as being "visually unacceptable"

Apr 4th 2017, 8:40 AM 32,801 Views 77 Comments

The country’s biggest private landlord, Ires Reit, wanted to build the units at Sandyford in Dublin.

# councils - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

'Dr Seuss or a librarian in Cashel?': Council workers are having the craic on Twitter today
# Unsung Heroes
# Unsung Heroes

'Dr Seuss or a librarian in Cashel?': Council workers are having the craic on Twitter today

Mar 7th 2017, 5:11 PM 9,814 Views 6 Comments

‘Our Council Day’ has been showcasing the work of firefighters, librarians and other behind-the-scenes employees.

# councils - Monday 25 July, 2016

Ireland's local authorities are over €4 billion in debt
# In The Red
# In The Red

Ireland's local authorities are over €4 billion in debt

Jul 25th 2016, 6:15 AM 13,347 Views 31 Comments

Minister Simon Coveney says he doesn’t believe that any of the loans are unsustainable.

# councils - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

On the eve of election, government ploughs €10 million into making sure estates are looked after
# Taking In Charge
# Taking In Charge

On the eve of election, government ploughs €10 million into making sure estates are looked after

Feb 3rd 2016, 10:51 AM 14,426 Views 69 Comments

The money will be used to streamline the ‘taking in charge’ process.

# councils - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

Polluted water kills "extensive" amount of fish in Limerick
# Fishy
# Fishy

Polluted water kills "extensive" amount of fish in Limerick

Jun 9th 2015, 2:45 PM 8,188 Views 9 Comments

The incident is thought to have killed an “extensive” number of fish.

# councils - Thursday 14 May, 2015

Only two of 32 councils are fully complying with laws to provide services in Irish
# Fail
# Fail

Only two of 32 councils are fully complying with laws to provide services in Irish

May 14th 2015, 8:29 AM 12,378 Views 68 Comments

Donegal and Laois county councils were the only bodies fully compliant.

# councils - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

They can DNA test dog poo now, but you don't have to worry just yet...
# Barking Mad
# Barking Mad

They can DNA test dog poo now, but you don't have to worry just yet...

Apr 29th 2015, 6:05 AM 10,077 Views 42 Comments

The UK Council of Barking and Dagenham has become the first local authority in the UK to introduce the system.

# councils - Friday 20 March, 2015

Here's how much councils make from parking fines ... and which streets are the top earners
# Clamping Rage
# Clamping Rage

Here's how much councils make from parking fines ... and which streets are the top earners

Mar 20th 2015, 2:24 PM 44,374 Views 92 Comments

Were you caught in any of these locations?

# councils - Thursday 12 March, 2015

An English councillor says he can do his job from the USA
# Letter From America
# Letter From America

An English councillor says he can do his job from the USA

Mar 12th 2015, 4:53 PM 12,852 Views 21 Comments

Telecommuting is all the rage, sure.

# councils - Friday 19 December, 2014

File sent to DPP over Donegal councillor's expenses
# Expenses
# Expenses

File sent to DPP over Donegal councillor's expenses

Dec 19th 2014, 11:58 AM 9,843 Views 0 Comments

Former councillor Dessie Larkin claimed he was at two meetings at the one time.

# councils - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

Here's how much money local authorities have given to Irish Water
# Thirsty Work
# Thirsty Work

Here's how much money local authorities have given to Irish Water

Dec 3rd 2014, 7:00 AM 10,341 Views 44 Comments

The running of water services is being transferred from councils to Irish Water.

# councils - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Irish Water is asking councils for information on their tenants
# Water Water Everywhere
# Water Water Everywhere

Irish Water is asking councils for information on their tenants

Nov 5th 2014, 11:48 AM 11,033 Views 114 Comments

The company says it needs to have an up to date database.

# councils - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Where would you stay if you became homeless tomorrow?
# Homeless Ireland
# Homeless Ireland

Where would you stay if you became homeless tomorrow?

Oct 2nd 2014, 9:30 AM 12,365 Views 16 Comments

Emergency accommodation beds across the nation’s capital are at 99% capacity. If you became homeless tomorrow, what could you expect to face?

# councils - Thursday 12 June, 2014

Retiring town councillors will be paid around €4.6 million
# Pay Out
# Pay Out

Retiring town councillors will be paid around €4.6 million

Jun 12th 2014, 6:15 AM 7,238 Views 29 Comments

The payment will be offset by long-term savings says Phil Hogan.

# councils - Monday 9 June, 2014

Why don't some local authorities publish their minutes?
# In A Council Minute
# In A Council Minute

Why don't some local authorities publish their minutes?

Jun 9th 2014, 7:15 AM 5,308 Views 20 Comments

In short: because they don’t have to.

# councils - Sunday 8 June, 2014

Who is your new local councillor? Here's a list of everyone elected
# The Councillors
# The Councillors

Who is your new local councillor? Here's a list of everyone elected

Jun 8th 2014, 8:18 PM 566,996 Views 263 Comments

A comprehensive list of everyone who has nabbed a seat.

# councils - Monday 2 June, 2014

Here's how to keep up with your newly-elected council
# Politics Is Local
# Politics Is Local

Here's how to keep up with your newly-elected council

Jun 2nd 2014, 6:30 PM 11,351 Views 11 Comments

You elected them, now pay attention to what they do.

# councils - Sunday 1 June, 2014

From today there are just 31 local authorities in Ireland
# Reform
# Reform

From today there are just 31 local authorities in Ireland

Jun 1st 2014, 7:30 AM 10,405 Views 29 Comments

New reforms in local government mean councils will have greater policy development powers and a clearer role in economic development.

# councils - Monday 5 May, 2014

What does a county councillor actually do?
# For Local People
# For Local People

What does a county councillor actually do?

May 5th 2014, 8:45 AM 32,739 Views 59 Comments

They do a lot of work, walking and, no, they can’t repeal the water charges.

# councils - Sunday 30 March, 2014

Three Dublin councils vote on a directly-elected mayor tomorrow. Here's how it's looking..
# Total Mayor
# Total Mayor

Three Dublin councils vote on a directly-elected mayor tomorrow. Here's how it's looking..

Mar 30th 2014, 6:30 PM 9,465 Views 17 Comments

Councillors are voting on whether to put the issue to the people on 23 May. Any of the three remaining councils can veto the move…

# councils - Monday 3 February, 2014

Dublin councils are owed €32 million in water charges
# Tapped Out
# Tapped Out

Dublin councils are owed €32 million in water charges

Feb 3rd 2014, 9:51 PM 8,679 Views 24 Comments

A South Dublin councillor says the figures raise questions over the transfer of Irish Water.

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