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# local-authorities - 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 22,603 Views 37 Comments

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

# local-authorities - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

Minister tells councils to buy up properties as social housing target 'will not be achieved'
# Darragh O'Brien
# Darragh O'Brien

Minister tells councils to buy up properties as social housing target 'will not be achieved'

Jul 21st 2020, 12:35 PM 38,026 Views 53 Comments

Minister Darragh O’Brien said Covid-related construction delays has seriously impacted on new build construction.

# local-authorities - Friday 20 March, 2020

Local authorities agree deferral of rates payments for businesses impacted by coronavirus outbreak
# Local Councils
# Local Councils

Local authorities agree deferral of rates payments for businesses impacted by coronavirus outbreak

Mar 20th 2020, 1:43 PM 8,997 Views 8 Comments

Each authority will manage repayment schedules with businesses into the future.

# local-authorities - Monday 20 January, 2020

"We have no say on what happens in our town": The true extent of tree felling by local authorities
# Cut Down To Size
# Cut Down To Size

"We have no say on what happens in our town": The true extent of tree felling by local authorities

Jan 20th 2020, 12:06 AM 42,347 Views 54 Comments

The first part of Noteworthy’s in-depth investigation reveals that over 10,000 trees have been cut down by councils since 2015 with many having incomplete records.

Strategy and specialists in short supply when it comes to saving public trees
# Cut Down To Size
# Cut Down To Size

Strategy and specialists in short supply when it comes to saving public trees

Jan 20th 2020, 12:05 AM 11,987 Views 5 Comments

The second part of Noteworthy’s in-depth investigation explores the reasons behind tree cutting including a lack of policy and expertise.

# local-authorities - 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 19,187 Views 8 Comments

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

# local-authorities - Monday 26 August, 2019

Local councils tasked with rolling out 1,000 on-street electric car charge points over the next 5 years
# Electric Cars
# Electric Cars

Local councils tasked with rolling out 1,000 on-street electric car charge points over the next 5 years

Aug 26th 2019, 6:10 AM 13,874 Views 80 Comments

There are currently almost 1,100 public charge points available across the island of Ireland.

# local-authorities - Thursday 21 February, 2019

10 local authorities failed to draw down funding for Traveller accommodation last year
# Department Of Housing
# Department Of Housing

10 local authorities failed to draw down funding for Traveller accommodation last year

Feb 21st 2019, 6:10 AM 24,082 Views 52 Comments

Of €12 million allocated to local authorities in 2018, only €6.2 million was drawn down.

# local-authorities - 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 96,215 Views 90 Comments

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

# local-authorities - Friday 14 December, 2018

In Ireland, there is a 'widespread assumption' that your local TD or councillor can help you get a council house
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

In Ireland, there is a 'widespread assumption' that your local TD or councillor can help you get a council house

Dec 14th 2018, 12:08 PM 33,451 Views 67 Comments

A new report outlines a number of issues with local authority housing waiting lists in Ireland.

# local-authorities - Sunday 8 July, 2018

Number of dogs being 'put down' by pounds falls by 40%
# Euthanisation
# Euthanisation

Number of dogs being 'put down' by pounds falls by 40%

Jul 8th 2018, 7:00 AM 12,982 Views 15 Comments

The numbers of dogs being euthanised has fallen significantly since 2002 when 21,000 were put down.

# local-authorities - Thursday 21 June, 2018

Councillors could be in store for pay increases as review considers their remuneration
# Local Authorities
# Local Authorities

Councillors could be in store for pay increases as review considers their remuneration

Jun 21st 2018, 10:25 PM 14,541 Views 43 Comments

A review of the role of elected members of local authorities is being commissioned.

# local-authorities - Sunday 10 June, 2018

Calls to reform 'outdated and cumbersome' electoral register system
# Electoral Reform
# Electoral Reform

Calls to reform 'outdated and cumbersome' electoral register system

Jun 10th 2018, 6:30 AM 7,800 Views 29 Comments

Politicians have said there are significant inaccuracies on the register.

# local-authorities - Friday 1 June, 2018

Today's the final day for referendum posters to be removed
# End Of The Sign
# End Of The Sign

Today's the final day for referendum posters to be removed

Jun 1st 2018, 6:00 AM 11,419 Views 34 Comments

Any referendum posters in place after today are deemed to be in breach of the legislation and are subject to an on-the-spot litter fine of €150.

# local-authorities - 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 64,601 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.

# local-authorities - 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 17,267 Views 24 Comments

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

# local-authorities - Friday 27 April, 2018

'Slight delay' in publishing Ireland's latest homeless numbers shows new form of reporting is needed, says minister
# Hold Up
# Hold Up

'Slight delay' in publishing Ireland's latest homeless numbers shows new form of reporting is needed, says minister

Apr 27th 2018, 12:37 PM 9,001 Views 50 Comments

Some local authorities appear to be better than others in terms of sending their numbers to the Department of Housing.

# local-authorities - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

Siptu calls for remuneration for members who 'worked tirelessly' during Storm Emma
# Emergency Services
# Emergency Services

Siptu calls for remuneration for members who 'worked tirelessly' during Storm Emma

Mar 14th 2018, 6:44 PM 16,282 Views 34 Comments

The trade union wants “a uniform response by local authorities to extreme weather events”.

# local-authorities - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

It begins - German court rules that cities can ban diesel cars to combat air pollution
# Not Suckin' Diesel
# Not Suckin' Diesel

It begins - German court rules that cities can ban diesel cars to combat air pollution

Feb 27th 2018, 10:56 PM 21,360 Views 42 Comments

The move paves the way for the phasing out of diesel vehicles in a country with a huge automotive industry.

# local-authorities - Monday 12 February, 2018

Elderly people can't leave hospital due to council taking up to 18 months to fit walk-in showers and ramps
# Delayed Discharges
# Delayed Discharges

Elderly people can't leave hospital due to council taking up to 18 months to fit walk-in showers and ramps

Feb 12th 2018, 6:20 AM 11,791 Views 20 Comments

The Housing Department has also confirmed that the waiting list for home ramps is up to 10 months.

# local-authorities - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

Over €7 million paid out to cover cost of Storm Ophelia damage
# Clean-up Costs
# Clean-up Costs

Over €7 million paid out to cover cost of Storm Ophelia damage

Jan 2nd 2018, 1:39 PM 7,794 Views 5 Comments

Local authorities in Cork received €3 million to repair the damage done by the ex-hurricane Ophelia.

# local-authorities - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

'A blight on the countryside': Minister pledges money to clean up thousands of tyres dumped around Ireland
# Illegal Dumping
# Illegal Dumping

'A blight on the countryside': Minister pledges money to clean up thousands of tyres dumped around Ireland

Aug 9th 2017, 6:10 AM 9,531 Views 26 Comments

Latest estimates from local authorities suggest there are more than 750,000 tyres dumped around the country.

# local-authorities - Sunday 28 May, 2017

By 2018, transport fleets like Bus Éireann will have green energy buses
# Green Light
# Green Light

By 2018, transport fleets like Bus Éireann will have green energy buses

May 28th 2017, 12:05 AM 15,174 Views 30 Comments

Dublin Bus, Bus Éireann and school buses will have sustainable-energy buses in their fleet by 2018.

# local-authorities - Tuesday 20 September, 2016

Dealz planning violations: Dublin council refuses to issue enforcement notice
# Planning Permission
# Planning Permission

Dealz planning violations: Dublin council refuses to issue enforcement notice

Sep 20th 2016, 6:15 AM 40,291 Views 70 Comments

Documents seen by TheJournal.ie show there are planning issues around a third Dealz store, this time near the Liffey Valley Shopping Centre.

# local-authorities - 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 13,311 Views 31 Comments

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

# local-authorities - Monday 11 July, 2016

'Unacceptable' - Ireland's 2,751 vacant social housing units
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'Unacceptable' - Ireland's 2,751 vacant social housing units

Jul 11th 2016, 9:22 AM 23,872 Views 44 Comments

Local authority figures released to Fianna Fáil show that, as of April, there were 372 vacant housing units in Dublin City alone.

# local-authorities - Friday 6 May, 2016

Only 75 local authority houses were built in 2015 - the worst year on record
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Only 75 local authority houses were built in 2015 - the worst year on record

May 6th 2016, 6:01 AM 17,843 Views 104 Comments

Last November, Alan Kelly vowed there would 200 council houses built by the end of the year.

# local-authorities - Thursday 4 February, 2016

Number of people on housing waiting lists up nearly 4,000 in last THREE MONTHS
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Number of people on housing waiting lists up nearly 4,000 in last THREE MONTHS

Feb 4th 2016, 10:02 PM 15,090 Views 104 Comments

Ireland’s housing problem is set to be one of the hottest topics in the coming election.

# local-authorities - 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 14,407 Views 69 Comments

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

# local-authorities - Saturday 18 April, 2015

Fifty Dublin City Council JobBridge interns not employed at the end of placement
# Return To Sender
# Return To Sender

Fifty Dublin City Council JobBridge interns not employed at the end of placement

Apr 18th 2015, 8:45 AM 12,852 Views 56 Comments

The Department of Social Protection say this is down to the public sector recruitment embargo.

# local-authorities - 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 14,659 Views 122 Comments

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

# local-authorities - Monday 15 December, 2014

KPMG to check if €500k was misappropriated from Bord Gáis Eireann
# Bord Gais
# Bord Gais

KPMG to check if €500k was misappropriated from Bord Gáis Eireann

Dec 15th 2014, 4:09 PM 11,443 Views 28 Comments

A whistleblower has reportedly come forward with the information.

# local-authorities - 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 10,301 Views 44 Comments

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

# local-authorities - Thursday 20 November, 2014

Council tenants could have water charges taken from their rent by local authorities
# I'm All Arr-ears
# I'm All Arr-ears

Council tenants could have water charges taken from their rent by local authorities

Nov 20th 2014, 4:37 PM 11,824 Views 122 Comments

One TD says it means councils will be “doing the dirty work” of Irish Water.

The Viewing: Your vital round-up of property news from the week
# Shovel Ready
# Shovel Ready

The Viewing: Your vital round-up of property news from the week

Nov 20th 2014, 10:14 AM 2,696 Views 0 Comments

Everything you need to know in one quick guided tour.

# local-authorities - Saturday 1 November, 2014

Did you add to last night's Halloween litter? This Senator wants you to be fined...a LOT
# Illegal Dumping
# Illegal Dumping

Did you add to last night's Halloween litter? This Senator wants you to be fined...a LOT

Nov 1st 2014, 7:30 AM 16,037 Views 55 Comments

“Everybody is fed up with littering on our streets and at Halloween it happens on an industrial scale.”

# local-authorities - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Speed limits in housing estates to be reviewed after tragic death of Jake Brennan
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Speed limits in housing estates to be reviewed after tragic death of Jake Brennan

Oct 15th 2014, 2:50 PM 17,180 Views 54 Comments

Jake’s Legacy Campaign was set up to promote increased safety on roads for cyclists and pedestrians.

# local-authorities - Thursday 2 October, 2014

'Emergency accommodation is just that - for emergencies, not long term'
# Homeless Ireland
# Homeless Ireland

'Emergency accommodation is just that - for emergencies, not long term'

Oct 2nd 2014, 6:00 AM 4,395 Views 3 Comments

The Simon Community says ideas such as using prefabs to house homeless people is worrying.

# local-authorities - Monday 29 September, 2014

Cork City Council to cut property tax by 10%
# Put To The Vote
# Put To The Vote

Cork City Council to cut property tax by 10%

Sep 29th 2014, 10:01 PM 6,386 Views 22 Comments

Louth councillors also voted to reduce the tax – by 1.5%.

# local-authorities - Friday 11 July, 2014

How much does your local council chief earn every year?
# Show Me The Money
# Show Me The Money

How much does your local council chief earn every year?

Jul 11th 2014, 1:07 PM 16,373 Views 43 Comments

New figures show that 216 local authority staff earn over €100,000 a year…

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