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#Local councils

# local-councils - Last year 2021

Councillors around the country are to get a pay rise in July under plans agreed by Cabinet
# Local Politicians
# Local Politicians

Councillors around the country are to get a pay rise in July under plans agreed by Cabinet

May 18th 2021, 11:21 PM 27,134 Views 47 Comments

The 949 people who sit on 31 local authorities throughout the country are eligible for the pay hike.

# local-councils - All time

The tax to try prevent property owners from hoarding land was only collected by 1 in 8 councils last year
# Vacant Site Levy
# Vacant Site Levy

The tax to try prevent property owners from hoarding land was only collected by 1 in 8 councils last year

May 21st 2020, 3:25 PM 19,778 Views 20 Comments

There was over €2 million outstanding due to councils under the vacant site levy at the beginning of this year.

Coronavirus has forced some councils to take a new approach to local democracy
# Keeping Council
# Keeping Council

Coronavirus has forced some councils to take a new approach to local democracy

May 16th 2020, 8:00 PM 26,891 Views 18 Comments

Some are sitting, some aren’t – how are councils in Dublin responding to Covid-19?

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 9,018 Views 8 Comments

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

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 13,916 Views 80 Comments

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

Who is my local councillor? Here is a full list of all the seats
# Le2019
# Le2019

Who is my local councillor? Here is a full list of all the seats

May 28th 2019, 9:30 PM 806,775 Views 121 Comments

A comprehensive list of everyone who has nabbed a seat.

Retailers say the rates they have to pay are way too high and it's damaging business
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

Retailers say the rates they have to pay are way too high and it's damaging business

Jul 10th 2017, 7:39 AM 12,129 Views 24 Comments

Retail Ireland has called for urgent reform of the rates system.

Local authorities have saved over €800 million since 2012
# Restyled Councils
# Restyled Councils

Local authorities have saved over €800 million since 2012

Jul 11th 2013, 8:00 PM 4,938 Views 23 Comments

Payroll costs at county and city councils have been cut by €561 million since 2008.

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 6,358 Views 25 Comments

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

Poll: Should ministers lobby councils on behalf of individual constituents?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should ministers lobby councils on behalf of individual constituents?

Jan 4th 2013, 10:06 AM 5,366 Views 57 Comments

Ministers have sent almost a thousand letters to local authorities on behalf of constituents since taking office. Do you think they should?

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 1,635 Views 20 Comments

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