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#County Councils

# county-councils - Sunday 12 January, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

What group is dominating local politics in your area?

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

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?

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

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

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

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 Exclusive

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

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

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 Exclusive

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

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

Here is the week's news... skewed

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 This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree with the local government reforms?

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

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 Exclusive

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

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

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

National Bike Week: how to get pedalling

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

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

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

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’

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 IN place on water in two Co Limerick areas have been lifted. Limerick County Council have just confirmed that the boil water notices on the Kilmallock and Newcastlewest public water supplies have been removed.

However, a third boil water notice affecting residents and businesses in the Abbeyfeale area remains in place. Further water quality tests on that supply are going ahead.

# county-councils - Tuesday 4 January, 2011

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

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

# county-councils - Wednesday 29 December, 2010

Water shortages to continue into the New Year

Water restrictions could hamper New Year’s Eve trade for pubs and restaurants.