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# local-government - Wednesday 2 June, 2021

Michael Pidgeon: Why the left - including Sinn Féin - should support property taxes
# Taxes
# Taxes

Michael Pidgeon: Why the left - including Sinn Féin - should support property taxes

Jun 2nd 2021, 1:46 PM 20,050 Views 67 Comments

The Green Party councillor says 90% of Ireland’s household wealth is tied up in property and that we should keep taxing it.

# local-government - Tuesday 20 April, 2021

Government signs-off on plan for directly elected mayor for Limerick
# Local Government
# Local Government

Government signs-off on plan for directly elected mayor for Limerick

Apr 20th 2021, 3:06 PM 5,959 Views 10 Comments

An election will be held later this year if the public health situation allows it.

# local-government - 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 10,475 Views 33 Comments

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

# local-government - 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 10,636 Views 21 Comments

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

# local-government - Thursday 13 February, 2020

Amsterdam has banned tour groups from sex workers’ windows in red light district
# New Rules
# New Rules

Amsterdam has banned tour groups from sex workers’ windows in red light district

Feb 13th 2020, 10:16 PM 51,034 Views 46 Comments

The move is an attempt to address over-tourism and protect workers.

# local-government - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

Cabinet approve citizens' assemblies on gender equality and Dublin's local government
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Cabinet approve citizens' assemblies on gender equality and Dublin's local government

Jun 11th 2019, 8:55 PM 9,690 Views 31 Comments

The Assembly on gender equality will look at “the remaining barriers facilitating gender discrimination”.

# local-government - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

Opinion: Directly elected mayors would be good for democracy
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Directly elected mayors would be good for democracy

May 21st 2019, 7:00 AM 10,590 Views 36 Comments

Citizens of some cities will vote on Friday as to whether to introduce a directly elected mayor – the move would boost local government, writes Deiric Ó Broin .

# local-government - Wednesday 6 March, 2019

Varadkar backs London's directly elected mayor model for Dublin

Varadkar backs London's directly elected mayor model for Dublin

Mar 6th 2019, 10:05 PM 9,535 Views 27 Comments

The Taoiseach has said that borough councils should be established directly under a Mayor’s office.

# local-government - 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-government - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

Opinion: Cutting constituency sizes will cut left wing councillors by 75% and women by 25%
# Local Government
# Local Government

Opinion: Cutting constituency sizes will cut left wing councillors by 75% and women by 25%

Nov 7th 2017, 7:00 AM 11,366 Views 60 Comments

It’s well-known that the smaller the number of people elected in a constituency, the less likely the election result will reflect the actual vote, writes Oliver Moran.

# local-government - Thursday 5 October, 2017

Calls for homes on AirBnB to be registered with local councils
# Housing
# Housing

Calls for homes on AirBnB to be registered with local councils

Oct 5th 2017, 6:11 PM 9,545 Views 30 Comments

The Housing Committee recommended that short term lettings of more than 90 days annually should require change-of-use planning permission.

# local-government - Friday 29 September, 2017

Opinion: Ireland's weakness is a lack of indigenous businesses
# Decentralisation
# Decentralisation

Opinion: Ireland's weakness is a lack of indigenous businesses

Sep 29th 2017, 6:30 AM 5,877 Views 42 Comments

We need to see decentralisation to Irish cities, towns and rural areas in order to promote bottom-up enterprise development, writes Professor Eoin O’Leary.

# local-government - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

Councillors across the country are getting a pay rise (except for ones in Dublin, Cork and Galway)
# Local Government
# Local Government

Councillors across the country are getting a pay rise (except for ones in Dublin, Cork and Galway)

Jan 24th 2017, 12:52 PM 12,768 Views 47 Comments

Municipal councillors will soon be entitled to €1,000 extra.

# local-government - Sunday 25 January, 2015

Plans to merge libraries criticised as 'wholly shoddy and unacceptable'
# Read All About It
# Read All About It

Plans to merge libraries criticised as 'wholly shoddy and unacceptable'

Jan 25th 2015, 10:30 AM 13,195 Views 54 Comments

Will your county be affected?

# local-government - 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-government - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

Advocacy service for deaf people closes after funding cut, leaves '5,000 at risk'
# Irish Deaf Society
# Irish Deaf Society

Advocacy service for deaf people closes after funding cut, leaves '5,000 at risk'

Jul 1st 2014, 7:48 PM 8,495 Views 31 Comments

The Irish Deaf Society said its members now face “further social exclusion”.

# local-government - Sunday 1 June, 2014

From today there are just 31 local authorities in Ireland
# Reform
# Reform

From today there are just 31 local authorities in Ireland

Jun 1st 2014, 7:30 AM 10,385 Views 29 Comments

New reforms in local government mean councils will have greater policy development powers and a clearer role in economic development.

# local-government - Friday 9 May, 2014

Oversight and Audit Commission to scrutinise local government spending
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

Oversight and Audit Commission to scrutinise local government spending

May 9th 2014, 1:46 PM 6,481 Views 23 Comments

Minister Phil Hogan is looking for expressions of interest from people suitable to sit on the Commission.

# local-government - Monday 21 April, 2014

Ibec aren't a political party, but if they were, this is what their local election manifesto would say
# Cost Of Business
# Cost Of Business

Ibec aren't a political party, but if they were, this is what their local election manifesto would say

Apr 21st 2014, 7:30 AM 8,696 Views 38 Comments

They want a cut in local Government charges for businesses.

# local-government - 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 8,501 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.

# local-government - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Local authorities get cash to spruce up public spaces ahead of tourist season
# Phil Hogan
# Phil Hogan

Local authorities get cash to spruce up public spaces ahead of tourist season

Mar 18th 2014, 8:31 PM 9,789 Views 67 Comments

Minister Hogan has announced a total of €2.975 million in funding.

# local-government - Friday 17 January, 2014

Poll: Do you plan to vote in the local elections?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you plan to vote in the local elections?

Jan 17th 2014, 9:47 AM 10,639 Views 142 Comments

The local elections will be held in May – will you head to the polling stations?

# local-government - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Donegal councillors have to agree a budget next Monday - or they'll be removed
# Dissolution Threat
# Dissolution Threat

Donegal councillors have to agree a budget next Monday - or they'll be removed

Jan 8th 2014, 3:24 PM 9,116 Views 46 Comments

And Phil ‘Big Phil’ Hogan will be doing the removal…

# local-government - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Local authorities will outline priorities for storm repair funding
# Clean Up
# Clean Up

Local authorities will outline priorities for storm repair funding

Jan 7th 2014, 7:31 PM 10,045 Views 12 Comments

The response to the storms will first be assessed by local authorities before a preliminary report is then brought to Government next week.

Windows in rented accommodation are not inspected for safety
# INspections
# INspections

Windows in rented accommodation are not inspected for safety

Jan 7th 2014, 6:45 AM 8,061 Views 20 Comments

The Dublin City Coroner has called for mandatory safety catches, but local authorities don’t inspect windows, it has been revealed.

# local-government - Friday 3 January, 2014

Local government model and funding to "change considerably" this year
# Local Government
# Local Government

Local government model and funding to "change considerably" this year

Jan 3rd 2014, 8:00 AM 7,793 Views 39 Comments

When Irish Water takes over water services, Minister Hogan said local authorities will have lower funding needs.

# local-government - Friday 22 November, 2013

Dáil debates bill to deal with 'crisis in Irish towns'
# Town Centres
# Town Centres

Dáil debates bill to deal with 'crisis in Irish towns'

Nov 22nd 2013, 11:49 AM 5,362 Views 20 Comments

The government has declined to accept a private members’ bill put forward by Fianna Fáil in the Dáil today.

# local-government - 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 3,989 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-government - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

"Arrogant" Phil Hogan's visit to be greeted with protest by Letterkenny councillors
# Local Government
# Local Government

"Arrogant" Phil Hogan's visit to be greeted with protest by Letterkenny councillors

Nov 6th 2013, 10:12 AM 7,702 Views 50 Comments

Councillors are up in arms over plans to scrap the local authority. The town’s mayor will mention the issue in a speech attended by Hogan on Friday.

# local-government - Thursday 31 October, 2013

Council of Europe report criticises power of local government in Ireland
# Local Government
# Local Government

Council of Europe report criticises power of local government in Ireland

Oct 31st 2013, 7:30 AM 8,616 Views 35 Comments

The European Council report says that Ireland has improved, but needs to devolve more power to local authorities.

# local-government - Friday 18 October, 2013

Hogan on Dublin mayor plan: 'I might be 6' 5'' but I'm not going to lean in any direction'
# Dublin Mayor
# Dublin Mayor

Hogan on Dublin mayor plan: 'I might be 6' 5'' but I'm not going to lean in any direction'

Oct 18th 2013, 7:30 AM 6,615 Views 59 Comments

The Minister isn’t giving much away about whether or not he’d like a directly-elected mayor for the capital.

# local-government - Thursday 17 October, 2013

Hogan unveils 'the most radical reform of local government in 100 years'
# Local Government Reform
# Local Government Reform

Hogan unveils 'the most radical reform of local government in 100 years'

Oct 17th 2013, 12:50 PM 7,500 Views 52 Comments

“With this bill we intend to to build a better, stronger, more efficient, more responsive and more accountable system of local government,” Hogan said today.

# local-government - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Parking charges contributes €100 million to the Exchequer every year
# Conference
# Conference

Parking charges contributes €100 million to the Exchequer every year

Sep 11th 2013, 4:00 PM 5,109 Views 44 Comments

Parking is a big money-maker for local authorities who make €115 million on paid parking.

# local-government - Sunday 7 July, 2013

New app gives access to local mental health services
# Reaching Out
# Reaching Out

New app gives access to local mental health services

Jul 7th 2013, 8:30 PM 11,213 Views 22 Comments

The initiative aims to remove the reluctance of some people to physically ask for help.

# local-government - Monday 24 June, 2013

This man is the new Lord Mayor of Dublin
# Dublin City Council
# Dublin City Council

This man is the new Lord Mayor of Dublin

Jun 24th 2013, 8:54 PM 11,841 Views 37 Comments

Labour’s Oisín Quinn – nephew of minister Ruairí – could be one of the last mayors not to be directly elected by the public.

# local-government - Friday 21 June, 2013

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 6,336 Views 25 Comments

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

# local-government - Saturday 25 May, 2013

Aaron McKenna: It's time for a conversation about how local government spends our money
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aaron McKenna: It's time for a conversation about how local government spends our money

May 25th 2013, 8:00 AM 37 Views 20 Comments

The notion that cutting local government spending wouldn’t save the country or bring justice to bankers, and therefore it shouldn’t be touched at all, is a logical fallacy, writes Aaron McKenna.

# local-government - Monday 18 February, 2013

Explainer: What’s on the table in the Croke Park talks?
# Croke Park II
# Croke Park II

Explainer: What’s on the table in the Croke Park talks?

Feb 18th 2013, 2:45 PM 24,879 Views 75 Comments

The government is seeking additional savings from the public sector, setting it on a collision course with unions. Here’s what it’s all about…

# local-government - Wednesday 23 January, 2013

Column: Proposed local government reforms will lead to job losses and closures
# Entrepreneurs
# Entrepreneurs

Column: Proposed local government reforms will lead to job losses and closures

Jan 23rd 2013, 7:30 PM 38 Views 15 Comments

Entrepreneurs, job-seekers, rural enterprises, tourism initiatives and community-based projects all rely on local development companies – which could be forced to close under new reforms, writes John Walsh.

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