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# county-councils - Saturday 1 May, 2021

'Massive issue at the moment': Councils ask public to bin responsibly after recent litter increase
# Litterbug
# Litterbug

'Massive issue at the moment': Councils ask public to bin responsibly after recent litter increase

May 1st 2021, 7:30 AM 30,058 Views 69 Comments

Cork County Council said it anticipates an increase in waste from day trips and staycations this summer.

# county-councils - Monday 29 March, 2021

Maternity leave for councillors to be examined by all-female group
# Local Government
# Local Government

Maternity leave for councillors to be examined by all-female group

Mar 29th 2021, 12:49 PM 10,457 Views 33 Comments

Councillors, TDs and senators currently have no right to take maternity leave.

# county-councils - Monday 14 December, 2020

Over €140,000 given to 23 projects to help women and people from minority groups become councillors
# Local Government
# Local Government

Over €140,000 given to 23 projects to help women and people from minority groups become councillors

Dec 14th 2020, 10:30 PM 10,620 Views 21 Comments

A Female Councillor Caucus in Cork and a Migrant-Councillor Forum in Kilkenny are some of the projects that were supported.

# county-councils - Sunday 12 January, 2020

Sink or swim: Ireland's public swimming pools need a lifeline - here's why
# Pooled Resources
# Pooled Resources

Sink or swim: Ireland's public swimming pools need a lifeline - here's why

Jan 12th 2020, 10:00 PM 31,069 Views 24 Comments

The ebb and flow of government funding is the core problem facing public pools.

# county-councils - Monday 24 September, 2018

Last remaining councils to meet to nominate their presidential candidate
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Last remaining councils to meet to nominate their presidential candidate

Sep 24th 2018, 6:10 AM 6,686 Views 11 Comments

Other than Michael D Higgins, there are five people on the ballot paper so far.

# county-councils - Sunday 29 March, 2015

Local authorities have kept on just 27 JobBridge interns
# County Councils
# County Councils

Local authorities have kept on just 27 JobBridge interns

Mar 29th 2015, 8:00 AM 14,655 Views 122 Comments

That’s out of more than 1,200 who have completed placement with county councils.

# county-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 7,221 Views 29 Comments

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

# county-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 11,326 Views 11 Comments

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

# county-councils - Monday 26 May, 2014

Here's how many seats each party holds on your local council
# Shake Up
# Shake Up

Here's how many seats each party holds on your local council

May 26th 2014, 8:38 PM 12,590 Views 14 Comments

What group is dominating local politics in your area?

The final stretch: Fewer than 40 council seats still to be filled
# LE14
# LE14

The final stretch: Fewer than 40 council seats still to be filled

May 26th 2014, 7:27 AM 6,640 Views 15 Comments

Counting is due to resume in most areas at 10am this morning.

# county-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 32,459 Views 59 Comments

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

# county-councils - Thursday 24 April, 2014

Poll: Should people living in areas with more businesses pay less property tax?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should people living in areas with more businesses pay less property tax?

Apr 24th 2014, 9:37 AM 8,259 Views 60 Comments

Reports today suggest that Fine Gael could be committing to this as part of their local elections manifesto.

# county-councils - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Two councils fund women's refuge to stop it closing
# Domestic Abuse
# Domestic Abuse

Two councils fund women's refuge to stop it closing

Apr 16th 2014, 1:59 PM 7,929 Views 24 Comments

Dundalk Women’s Aid has received €30,000 to remove the immediate threat of closure.

# county-councils - Monday 31 March, 2014

Local authorities haven't collected over €355 million owed to them
# COMMERCIAL RATES
# COMMERCIAL RATES

Local authorities haven't collected over €355 million owed to them

Mar 31st 2014, 6:30 AM 8,500 Views 19 Comments

In 2012, arrears increased by €33 million, or approximately 10 per cent, compared to 2011, where rates arrears came to €323 million.

# county-councils - Friday 14 June, 2013

Labour TD's bill would give public access to private land
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

Labour TD's bill would give public access to private land

Jun 14th 2013, 7:15 AM 6,657 Views 56 Comments

The Dáil will today debate a bill from Robert Dowds, identifying privately-owned property to be used as recreational land.

# county-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 5,388 Views 20 Comments

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

# county-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 8,847 Views 40 Comments

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

# county-councils - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

Wicklow Co Co must find the money to pay property tax on council houses
# Property Tax
# Property Tax

Wicklow Co Co must find the money to pay property tax on council houses

Dec 18th 2012, 7:05 AM 9,102 Views 60 Comments

Wicklow County Manager Eddie Sheehy said there was “no provision in the budget for any payment in relation to local authority houses”.

# county-councils - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

14 TDs could face sanction for not declaring council pay-offs
# Severance
# Severance

14 TDs could face sanction for not declaring council pay-offs

Oct 30th 2012, 6:30 AM 7,929 Views 52 Comments

The Dáil’s committee on members interests says TDs failed to honour their obligations by leaving their former council jobs out of their annual Register of Members’ Interests.

# county-councils - Saturday 20 October, 2012

Here is the week's news... skewed
# Not The News
From The Daily Edge
# Not The News

Here is the week's news... skewed

Oct 20th 2012, 5:00 PM 3,728 Views 0 Comments

Breaking via The Mire wire: Roscommon man jumps for space to advertise his CV; the Prophet Seán Quinn; Enda having fun in Brussels.

# county-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 5,106 Views 54 Comments

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

# county-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 8,041 Views 20 Comments

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

# county-councils - Wednesday 12 September, 2012

Dáil committee to discuss whether TDs are in breach of ethics laws
# Ethics
# Ethics

Dáil committee to discuss whether TDs are in breach of ethics laws

Sep 12th 2012, 6:45 AM 4,398 Views 27 Comments

The public ethics watchdog believes TDs should declare council positions if they receive a severance pay-off – but of 22 TDs and Senators, only four did so.

# county-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 6,461 Views 35 Comments

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

# county-councils - Saturday 16 June, 2012

National Bike Week: how to get pedalling
# Hot Wheels
From The Daily Edge
# Hot Wheels

National Bike Week: how to get pedalling

Jun 16th 2012, 7:30 AM 2,846 Views 5 Comments

Bling your bike, boil an egg with a bike, follow the rickshaw – some intriguing events lined up to get bums on saddles.

# county-councils - Friday 11 May, 2012

Government to block Bill allowing TDs to scrutinise council spending
# Local Authorities
# Local Authorities

Government to block Bill allowing TDs to scrutinise council spending

May 11th 2012, 11:24 AM 1,626 Views 20 Comments

The government says proposals by Fianna Fail’s John McGuinness would hamper the government’s own plan for reforms.

# county-councils - Monday 16 April, 2012

Bad planning contributing to Irish obesity levels - An Taisce
# Bad Planning
# Bad Planning

Bad planning contributing to Irish obesity levels - An Taisce

Apr 16th 2012, 9:58 PM 8,035 Views 51 Comments

An Taisce’s comprehensive report suggests urban sprawl means more time in cars or transport – and less time physically active.

The 9 worst councils in Ireland's planning system
# Bad Planning
# Bad Planning

The 9 worst councils in Ireland's planning system

Apr 16th 2012, 10:46 AM 29,032 Views 70 Comments

An Taisce has rated planning systems in 34 city and county councils. Nine of them got an ‘F’ grade.

# county-councils - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

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 144 Views 56 Comments

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

# county-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.

# county-councils - Saturday 11 February, 2012

Role of local authorities to be 'expanded', says Phil Hogan
# Local Authorities
# Local Authorities

Role of local authorities to be 'expanded', says Phil Hogan

Feb 11th 2012, 6:18 PM 4,049 Views 62 Comments

Meanwhile, a committee is to explore whether Waterford City and County Councils should be merged.

# county-councils - Wednesday 11 January, 2012

Column: Abolish the Seanad? Here's a better idea to fix our political system
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Abolish the Seanad? Here's a better idea to fix our political system

Jan 11th 2012, 7:30 AM 152 Views 54 Comments

Parish-pump politics is crippling our democracy – so Simon Tuohy offers a radical new proposal to fix the system.

# county-councils - Wednesday 28 September, 2011

One in, all in: Seven up for 2011 Presidential contest
# Starter's Orders
# Starter's Orders

One in, all in: Seven up for 2011 Presidential contest

Sep 28th 2011, 7:39 AM 857 Views 17 Comments

The nominations of Dana Rosemary Scallon and David Norris mean that the ballot paper next month will be the most crowded ever.

# county-councils - Thursday 22 September, 2011

Martin McGuinness branded a 'consistent liar' by Gay Byrne
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Martin McGuinness branded a 'consistent liar' by Gay Byrne

Sep 22nd 2011, 8:22 AM 6,013 Views 135 Comments

Byrne hit out at the Sinn Féin presidential candidate, saying he “lies all the time” using “weasel words”.

# county-councils - Tuesday 13 September, 2011

Davis will not follow Gallagher's lead of asking councils to drop support
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Davis will not follow Gallagher's lead of asking councils to drop support

Sep 13th 2011, 3:22 PM 1,734 Views 22 Comments

Seán Gallagher has asked three councils to withdraw their support, so that they can nominate others – but Mary Davis won’t.

# county-councils - Monday 12 September, 2011

Mary Davis secures ten council nominations
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Mary Davis secures ten council nominations

Sep 12th 2011, 9:58 PM 2,247 Views 30 Comments

The Special Olympics organiser has secured her place on the ballot with six more nominations than required for the October election.

# county-councils - Sunday 28 August, 2011

New report finds that town councils should be enhanced, not scrapped
# Town Councils
# Town Councils

New report finds that town councils should be enhanced, not scrapped

Aug 28th 2011, 3:14 PM 379 Views 11 Comments

The McCarthy report recommended the abolishment of town councils and a consolidation of local government, but a new study has said that the councils are just an ‘easy target’.

# county-councils - Wednesday 16 March, 2011

Poster kids of Election 2011 cleaned up after themselves
# Election Posters
# Election Posters

Poster kids of Election 2011 cleaned up after themselves

Mar 16th 2011, 12:46 PM 1,133 Views 0 Comments

The four councils in the heavily postered city and county of Dublin say candidates were compliant, for the most part, with election poster removal.

# county-councils - Monday 10 January, 2011

Boil notices lifted on two Limerick areas
# Boil Notice
# Boil Notice

Boil notices lifted on two Limerick areas

Jan 10th 2011, 1:14 PM 264 Views 0 Comments

# county-councils - Tuesday 4 January, 2011

Water water everywhere (just not in your tap): Update on water cuts
# Water
# Water

Water water everywhere (just not in your tap): Update on water cuts

Jan 4th 2011, 11:59 AM 745 Views 0 Comments

Councils in Dublin, Cork, Clare, Leitrim, Sligo still struggling to identify leaks and restore full water supplies.

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