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# local-authority - 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 31,229 Views 24 Comments

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

# local-authority - 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 10,164 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.

# local-authority - Sunday 27 May, 2018

Foreman, accused of pushing co-worker down stairs and kicking him in the head, fails in appeal against demotion
# Disciplinary Action
# Disciplinary Action

Foreman, accused of pushing co-worker down stairs and kicking him in the head, fails in appeal against demotion

May 27th 2018, 8:00 AM 25,036 Views 0 Comments

In the aftermath of being investigated for a number of alleged disciplinary infractions, the man was suspended without pay and lost his foreman status.

# local-authority - Friday 11 May, 2018

Council told to pay Traveller family €20,000 after refusing them access to housing list
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

Council told to pay Traveller family €20,000 after refusing them access to housing list

May 11th 2018, 6:05 AM 30,347 Views 0 Comments

The council had deemed the family to not be ‘normally resident’ as they were illegally living in a caravan on private property.

# local-authority - Sunday 6 May, 2018

Worker alleged to have taken 202 days sick leave in five years loses unfair dismissal case
# Local Authority
# Local Authority

Worker alleged to have taken 202 days sick leave in five years loses unfair dismissal case

May 6th 2018, 10:30 AM 49,298 Views 0 Comments

The man disputed the absenteeism records kept by his former employer, and sought to be reinstated.

# local-authority - Thursday 15 March, 2018

'It's a gagging order': Department tells councillors not to discuss private planning applications

'It's a gagging order': Department tells councillors not to discuss private planning applications

Mar 15th 2018, 6:30 AM 17,447 Views 44 Comments

Councillors have said the direction from the Department of Housing is an attempt to undermine local democracy.

# local-authority - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

Cork councillor with young baby back at work after discovering she's not entitled to maternity leave
# Danielle Twomey
# Danielle Twomey

Cork councillor with young baby back at work after discovering she's not entitled to maternity leave

Sep 26th 2017, 12:48 PM 46,668 Views 70 Comments

Legislation states that a representative must resign if they haven’t attended a meeting in six months.

# local-authority - Friday 15 September, 2017

'Follow him home and burn him out': Records reveal abuse and assaults suffered by traffic wardens
# No Parking
# No Parking

'Follow him home and burn him out': Records reveal abuse and assaults suffered by traffic wardens

Sep 15th 2017, 7:45 AM 28,708 Views 79 Comments

Over a seven-month period there were 20 incidents in Navan, including a number of threats and physical assaults.

# local-authority - 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 9,786 Views 6 Comments

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

# local-authority - Wednesday 14 September, 2016

Why does Starbucks keep opening stores without planning permission?
# Big Bucks
# Big Bucks

Why does Starbucks keep opening stores without planning permission?

Sep 14th 2016, 6:07 AM 54,481 Views 104 Comments

Multiple outlets of the international coffee chain have fallen foul of planning laws in recent months.

# local-authority - Saturday 17 October, 2015

'Progress' has been made with residents over Rockville Drive halting site
# Carrickmines
# Carrickmines

'Progress' has been made with residents over Rockville Drive halting site

Oct 17th 2015, 7:47 PM 23,081 Views 121 Comments

The council has been in discussion with a group of residents since Wednesday.

# local-authority - Monday 25 May, 2015

Moyross Priest slams "scandalous" demolition of houses in Limerick
# Regeneration Plan
# Regeneration Plan

Moyross Priest slams "scandalous" demolition of houses in Limerick

May 25th 2015, 2:45 PM 18,639 Views 24 Comments

Fr Tony O’Riordan said that work on new builds is welcome but “painfully slow”.

# local-authority - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

The Meath councillor dishing out grit from the boot of his car
# True Grit
# True Grit

The Meath councillor dishing out grit from the boot of his car

Jan 20th 2015, 12:37 PM 19,044 Views 54 Comments

Paddy Meade has gone against the advice of the local authority in delivering the grit.

# local-authority - Friday 9 January, 2015

Workers threaten to strike over Roscommon Council's 'bullyboy tactics'
# Engineers
# Engineers

Workers threaten to strike over Roscommon Council's 'bullyboy tactics'

Jan 9th 2015, 4:38 PM 15,071 Views 24 Comments

Up to 150 employees are unhappy with measures being implemented by the local authority.

# local-authority - Monday 5 January, 2015

The cleanest town in Ireland is...
# Best In Show
# Best In Show

The cleanest town in Ireland is...

Jan 5th 2015, 9:00 PM 35,991 Views 32 Comments

They’ve won three years in a row now.

# local-authority - 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 11,015 Views 114 Comments

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

# local-authority - Saturday 25 October, 2014

Galway County Council calls on Government to suspend water charges
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Galway County Council calls on Government to suspend water charges

Oct 25th 2014, 3:31 PM 17,414 Views 68 Comments

The motion was put forward by Independent Councillor James Charity.

# local-authority - Thursday 3 July, 2014

Literacy to be targeted with the 'priority it deserves' at local level
# Right To Read
# Right To Read

Literacy to be targeted with the 'priority it deserves' at local level

Jul 3rd 2014, 7:05 AM 4,571 Views 5 Comments

A new initiative will see local authorities form action plans to tackle literacy levels in local communities.

# local-authority - Sunday 22 June, 2014

It's easier than you think to turn an empty building into a creative space
# Art At Home
# Art At Home

It's easier than you think to turn an empty building into a creative space

Jun 22nd 2014, 4:30 PM 14,978 Views 15 Comments

That’s according to the creators of a new ‘one-stop-shop’ DIY guide to creating live/work units in empty spaces.

# local-authority - Monday 2 June, 2014

How does your local council spend its money?
# Funding
# Funding

How does your local council spend its money?

Jun 2nd 2014, 8:00 AM 12,082 Views 31 Comments

A new website gives a breakdown of how much each local authority in Ireland gets and where the money goes.

# local-authority - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

Opinion: We can't afford to take a single job for granted, as recent painful history has shown
# SMEs
# SMEs

Opinion: We can't afford to take a single job for granted, as recent painful history has shown

May 28th 2014, 7:30 PM 33 Views 7 Comments

All too often businesses fail for lack of advice or appropriate mentoring at their early stages – Local Enterprise Offices are responding to this need.

Dublin City Council to take over Ballymun Shopping Centre
# Staying Open
# Staying Open

Dublin City Council to take over Ballymun Shopping Centre

May 28th 2014, 12:54 PM 11,475 Views 27 Comments

There had been fears about the future of the shopping centre after Tesco shut its doors.

# local-authority - Monday 28 April, 2014

It's older than the Renaissance and printed books, but after 817 years Limerick City Council is no more
# So Long Farewell
# So Long Farewell

It's older than the Renaissance and printed books, but after 817 years Limerick City Council is no more

Apr 28th 2014, 9:28 PM 20,775 Views 20 Comments

Adios.

# local-authority - Thursday 20 March, 2014

Piers and harbours around the country are getting a facelift with €23m funding
# Fix It
# Fix It

Piers and harbours around the country are getting a facelift with €23m funding

Mar 20th 2014, 5:03 PM 8,196 Views 11 Comments

More than 115 piers, harbours and slipways damaged during the recent storms are getting funding for repair work.

# local-authority - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

30 Dublin councillors don't know how they feel about a directly-elected mayor
# Undecided
# Undecided

30 Dublin councillors don't know how they feel about a directly-elected mayor

Feb 18th 2014, 5:26 PM 5,108 Views 17 Comments

In a survey released today, 43 out of 129 councillors said they were in favour of proposals.

# local-authority - Saturday 21 December, 2013

Here's how much Poolbeg is worth now (and how much has been spent on it)
# Poolbeg
# Poolbeg

Here's how much Poolbeg is worth now (and how much has been spent on it)

Dec 21st 2013, 8:15 AM 17,252 Views 44 Comments

The costs of the proposed Poolbeg incinerator are now approaching €100 million – but construction is still yet to begin.

# local-authority - 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 3,988 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.

# local-authority - Thursday 7 November, 2013

It’s over: Dublin water restrictions to be lifted from tonight
# Good News
# Good News

It’s over: Dublin water restrictions to be lifted from tonight

Nov 7th 2013, 9:50 PM 12,047 Views 60 Comments

However water pressure will remain low in the evenings over the coming weeks.

# local-authority - Sunday 3 November, 2013

Mortgage holders who give up homes in arrears will be allowed on housing lists
# Mortgage Arrears Crisis
# Mortgage Arrears Crisis

Mortgage holders who give up homes in arrears will be allowed on housing lists

Nov 3rd 2013, 8:30 PM 23,995 Views 140 Comments

If homeowners go through the Mortgage Arrears Resolution Process, they will be allowed apply for social housing, Minister of State Jan O’Sullivan has confirmed.

# local-authority - Thursday 12 September, 2013

The 4 October referendums: Just five days to make sure you're registered
# Not On The List?
# Not On The List?

The 4 October referendums: Just five days to make sure you're registered

Sep 12th 2013, 6:30 AM 6,282 Views 25 Comments

The closing date to get on the register is next Tuesday. So, what do you need to do to ensure you’re on the list?

# local-authority - 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 24,442 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.

# local-authority - Thursday 15 August, 2013

New €32 million investment in over 260 social housing units
# Social Housing
# Social Housing

New €32 million investment in over 260 social housing units

Aug 15th 2013, 11:53 AM 7,560 Views 87 Comments

The Minister for Housing says that the investments will “support jobs in every county”.

# local-authority - Friday 5 April, 2013

Column: This property tax is callous and a breach in democratic norms
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: This property tax is callous and a breach in democratic norms

Apr 5th 2013, 7:00 AM 47 Views 172 Comments

The Government has no democratic mandate from the electorate for a property tax. In fact, they were elected on the very opposite of commitments, writes Kieran Allen.

# local-authority - Sunday 11 November, 2012

Dublin Lord Mayor: "I have a professional disregard for the legal classes"
# Interview
# Interview

Dublin Lord Mayor: "I have a professional disregard for the legal classes"

Nov 11th 2012, 8:00 AM 10,633 Views 24 Comments

The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Councillor Naoise Ó Muirí, reflects on his first four months in the position, and why he feels it’s his duty to say what’s on his mind.

# local-authority - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with added tweets from ten years ago
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added tweets from ten years ago

Oct 16th 2012, 8:04 PM 12,203 Views 7 Comments

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

# local-authority - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

Poll: Have you experienced anti-social behaviour in your area?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you experienced anti-social behaviour in your area?

Aug 7th 2012, 10:07 AM 8,201 Views 70 Comments

New data from local authorities around the country has revealed that almost 1,500 complaints about anti-social behaviour have been logged. We want to know if you’ve witnessed anything in your neighbourhood…

# local-authority - Thursday 3 May, 2012

Hogan rules out extension to household charge registrations
# Household Charge
# Household Charge

Hogan rules out extension to household charge registrations

May 3rd 2012, 5:29 PM 5,915 Views 140 Comments

“Everybody knew what the deadline was,” says the environment minister.

# local-authority - Saturday 28 April, 2012

Less than a million properties registered for household charge
# Household Charge
# Household Charge

Less than a million properties registered for household charge

Apr 28th 2012, 8:15 AM 5,589 Views 119 Comments

Nearly a month after the deadline for the €100 tax, the government is still some way off its target of raising €160 million to fund local authorities.

# local-authority - Wednesday 28 March, 2012

Homeowners warned over bogus household charge collectors
# Scam
# Scam

Homeowners warned over bogus household charge collectors

Mar 28th 2012, 11:02 AM 4,249 Views 43 Comments

Con artists are reportedly using the household charge deadline as a way to extort money from residents in some areas.

# local-authority - Tuesday 3 January, 2012

12 jobs lost as clamping ends in Cork
# Clamps Come Off
# Clamps Come Off

12 jobs lost as clamping ends in Cork

Jan 3rd 2012, 4:24 PM 8,921 Views 29 Comments

The city’s authority is coping with an €11m cut to its annual budget – and clamping contract is one of the things to go.

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