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# councils - Friday 3 January, 2014

Local government model and funding to "change considerably" this year
# Local Government
# Local Government

Local government model and funding to "change considerably" this year

Jan 3rd 2014, 8:00 AM 7,794 Views 39 Comments

When Irish Water takes over water services, Minister Hogan said local authorities will have lower funding needs.

# councils - Tuesday 31 December, 2013

Flood warnings as high tides expected in Cork and Dublin
# Sand Bags
# Sand Bags

Flood warnings as high tides expected in Cork and Dublin

Dec 31st 2013, 6:39 PM 17,696 Views 17 Comments

Sand bags are being put in place at locations prone to flooding.

# councils - Saturday 16 November, 2013

Local Government Fund expenditure estimated at €1.21bn this year
# Local Government
# Local Government

Local Government Fund expenditure estimated at €1.21bn this year

Nov 16th 2013, 7:15 AM 3,989 Views 8 Comments

The General Purpose Grant that funds the day-to-day activities of local councils has been steadily falling for most councils for the last three years.

# councils - Thursday 17 October, 2013

Hogan unveils 'the most radical reform of local government in 100 years'
# Local Government Reform
# Local Government Reform

Hogan unveils 'the most radical reform of local government in 100 years'

Oct 17th 2013, 12:50 PM 7,501 Views 52 Comments

“With this bill we intend to to build a better, stronger, more efficient, more responsive and more accountable system of local government,” Hogan said today.

# councils - Saturday 17 August, 2013

Outgoing Sligo county manager will receive €270,000 severance package
# Severance Pay
# Severance Pay

Outgoing Sligo county manager will receive €270,000 severance package

Aug 17th 2013, 8:24 PM 24,450 Views 151 Comments

A Sligo county councillor says that there is “no justification” for the payment, given the “shambles” the council’s finances are in.

# councils - Monday 22 July, 2013

Dublin’s 53 extra councillors will cost €1.5 million every year
# Dublin Councillors
# Dublin Councillors

Dublin’s 53 extra councillors will cost €1.5 million every year

Jul 22nd 2013, 6:30 AM 6,223 Views 43 Comments

The addition of more councillors in Dublin’s four local authorities will cost more but Phil Hogan insists there will be overall savings of over €3.6 million under his reforms.

# councils - Friday 21 June, 2013

Councils take €311 million hit as commercial rates are written off
# COMMERCIAL RATES
# COMMERCIAL RATES

Councils take €311 million hit as commercial rates are written off

Jun 21st 2013, 7:15 AM 6,336 Views 25 Comments

Figures published by Phil Hogan reveal the extent of the financial hit taken by councils as local enterprise goes under.

# councils - Thursday 30 May, 2013

Proposals to overhaul Ireland’s councils criticised by... Ireland’s councils
# Councils
# Councils

Proposals to overhaul Ireland’s councils criticised by... Ireland’s councils

May 30th 2013, 9:58 PM 14,354 Views 28 Comments

The Association of Municipal Authorities of Ireland says the revised boundaries could leave rural areas without councillors.

# councils - Friday 11 January, 2013

Commission calls for legal rules requiring Councils to break even
# Euroleaks
# Euroleaks

Commission calls for legal rules requiring Councils to break even

Jan 11th 2013, 7:30 PM 5,391 Views 20 Comments

Right now councils only have an informal requirement to balance their books – something the Troika wants addressed.

# councils - Thursday 20 December, 2012

Household Charge: Councils granted access to rented accommodation database
# Household Charge
# Household Charge

Household Charge: Councils granted access to rented accommodation database

Dec 20th 2012, 7:15 AM 8,850 Views 40 Comments

Phil Hogan has cleared the way for the PRTB, which governs tenancies in Ireland, to share data with local councils.

# councils - Friday 7 December, 2012

Have an opinion on council reforms? Phil Hogan wants them
# Councils
# Councils

Have an opinion on council reforms? Phil Hogan wants them

Dec 7th 2012, 10:25 AM 4,106 Views 64 Comments

The Environment Minister has established a committee to review local electoral areas, and submissions on the proposed changes are now being sought.

# councils - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

Poll: Do you agree with the local government reforms?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you agree with the local government reforms?

Oct 17th 2012, 10:06 AM 5,110 Views 54 Comments

Major reforms to the structure of local government in Ireland were announced yesterday, but what do you think about them?

# councils - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

Mixed response to Hogan's plans for local council cull
# Local Government
# Local Government

Mixed response to Hogan's plans for local council cull

Oct 16th 2012, 7:11 PM 7,941 Views 42 Comments

Political parties criticise plans to do away with town councils, but the response of others is a little more enthusiastic.

Number of local authorities to be slashed from 114 to 31
# Local Government
# Local Government

Number of local authorities to be slashed from 114 to 31

Oct 16th 2012, 1:07 PM 14,315 Views 83 Comments

That will see the number of council seats reduced from 1,627 to 950.

# councils - Sunday 7 October, 2012

Councils use new service MapAlerter to spread information to public
# Alerts
# Alerts

Councils use new service MapAlerter to spread information to public

Oct 7th 2012, 7:45 AM 8,043 Views 20 Comments

The creator of the service said it could be a crucial tool for councils this winter during severe weather conditions.

# councils - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

Poll: Do charity ‘chuggers’ bother you?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Do charity ‘chuggers’ bother you?

Aug 22nd 2012, 7:45 AM 13,168 Views 149 Comments

As the UK levels strict regulations on charity street fundraisers, we ask: How do you feel about so-called ‘chuggers’?

# councils - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

Councils face cull as Hogan reveals plans for local government reform
# Councils
# Councils

Councils face cull as Hogan reveals plans for local government reform

Jul 25th 2012, 4:50 PM 6,465 Views 35 Comments

Phil Hogan says his reforms will see local services managed locally – with the number of councils being pulled back.

# councils - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

Opposition dismisses 'whitewash' report on councils' planning inquiries
# Planning
# Planning

Opposition dismisses 'whitewash' report on councils' planning inquiries

Jun 13th 2012, 8:06 AM 1,704 Views 23 Comments

Jan O’Sullivan’s report on irregularities in seven county councils came a day before a Dáil vote on resuming them.

# councils - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

No deal to give tender for water meters to O'Brien firm, insists minister
# Water Meters
# Water Meters

No deal to give tender for water meters to O'Brien firm, insists minister

May 8th 2012, 11:54 AM 8,791 Views 29 Comments

Pat Rabbitte says reports that SiteServ has won the tender to install water meters in Irish homes are incorrect.

# councils - Thursday 26 April, 2012

Enda Kenny: We can't guarantee water will not be cut off
# Water Headache
# Water Headache

Enda Kenny: We can't guarantee water will not be cut off

Apr 26th 2012, 6:45 AM 5,695 Views 54 Comments

Taoiseach says that Government can’t send a message to people that they need not pay water charges. However, decision not yet made on how to tackle amount of water “lost” between production and tap – and who will pay for it.

# councils - Monday 16 April, 2012

Taisce: Absence of local tax saw councils approve too many developments
# Bad Planning
# Bad Planning

Taisce: Absence of local tax saw councils approve too many developments

Apr 16th 2012, 4:42 PM 2,063 Views 19 Comments

The national heritage organisation says councils allowed over-development in order to cash in on new commercial rates.

Ireland is Crap at Planning Map of the Day
# Map Of The Day
# Map Of The Day

Ireland is Crap at Planning Map of the Day

Apr 16th 2012, 11:46 AM 9,686 Views 46 Comments

The at-a-glance report card for local authorities’ planning departments. Not ONE scored an ‘A’ or a ‘B’.

# councils - Saturday 10 March, 2012

# councils - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

The Daily Fix: Wednesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

Feb 22nd 2012, 8:10 PM 6,097 Views 3 Comments

Your nightly news round-up of the day’s biggest stories…

Column: ‘Everything local authorities touch turns into a fiasco’
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: ‘Everything local authorities touch turns into a fiasco’

Feb 22nd 2012, 7:30 PM 157 Views 56 Comments

The performance of local councils ranges from incompetent to corrupt – and we need them out, writes William Campbell.

# councils - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

Oireachtas committee to wrap up clamping hearings with local authority reps
# Clamping
# Clamping

Oireachtas committee to wrap up clamping hearings with local authority reps

Feb 21st 2012, 7:15 AM 1,613 Views 4 Comments

Representatives of local authority groups are set to present their views on clamping to the committee today.

# councils - Monday 20 February, 2012

Government 'could save €10million' by using webmail
# Email
# Email

Government 'could save €10million' by using webmail

Feb 20th 2012, 5:03 PM 7,725 Views 34 Comments

Fine Gael Senator Catherine Noone said a cloud-based email system like Gmail would save money and increase flexibility.

# councils - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

Column: Don’t trust the government? Then let’s put local people in power
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Don’t trust the government? Then let’s put local people in power

Feb 14th 2012, 7:33 AM 33 Views 48 Comments

Call them gombeens if you want – but handing money and power to local councils would help fix our democracy, writes Aaron McKenna.

# councils - Friday 6 January, 2012

Christmas is over: time for the decorations dump
# Recycling
# Recycling

Christmas is over: time for the decorations dump

Jan 6th 2012, 7:00 AM 6,761 Views 5 Comments

City and county councils have opened Christmas tree recycling depots across the country so you can be kind to your tree (and the environment).

# councils - Monday 21 February, 2011

Pothole politics not on the agenda after all...
# Pothole Ireland
# Pothole Ireland

Pothole politics not on the agenda after all...

Feb 21st 2011, 6:45 PM 1,430 Views 0 Comments

There’s a deficit of over €4bn in local government coffers which are going to hit basic services if not addressed by next government.