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Dublin: 14 °C Saturday 28 March, 2015


# councillor - Monday 23 February, 2015

Gardaí called to Cork City Council after water protesters storm meeting

The protesters entered the chamber, resulting in tonight’s meeting being suspended.

# councillor - Thursday 5 February, 2015

Councillor’s office vandalised with ‘horrendous graffiti of a sexual nature’

Mannix Flynn’s office was targetted early on Wednesday morning.

# councillor - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

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

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

# councillor - Monday 19 January, 2015

Former Fianna Fáil councillor appears before court in Cork

Gary O’Flynn took a seat on Cork City Council in 2003.

# councillor - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

Could Britain’s State Papers give a ‘one-sided’ view of Anglo-Irish history?

One Fianna Fáil councillor believes so, as the British papers are being released ahead of Irish papers.

# councillor - Thursday 11 December, 2014

Driver praised after children escape injury when tree hits bus

The incident occurred in Donegal yesterday.

# councillor - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

‘Dublin should not be allowed to play All-Ireland semi-finals in Croke Park’

The one-time promise of Cork Councillor Bernie Murphy.

# councillor - Sunday 2 November, 2014

The mayor of Drogheda has quit Fine Gael over the water charges controversy

Cllr Kevin Callan has stepped down a day after people took to the streets of his town over the issue.

# councillor - Sunday 8 June, 2014

The six local election seats still empty will be filled by this afternoon

Voting in Ballybay-Clones had been postponed following the death of a candidate.

# councillor - Friday 6 June, 2014

New mayor of South Dublin says he’s proud to be ‘an openly LGBT mayor’

Fintan Warfield said he wants to be a beacon of hope for those in the community who feel invisible.

# councillor - Saturday 15 March, 2014

Ambulance cover ‘needs to treble’ to boost response times

Deputy Denis Naughten said that the Republic of Ireland has a third of the amount of ambulances that Northern Ireland has.

# councillor - Sunday 9 March, 2014

Column: I call bulls*** when people say to me ‘we only ever see you at election time’

In the first in a series of columns in the build-up to the local elections, The Secret Candidate takes credit for something they didn’t do.

# councillor - Thursday 20 February, 2014

Illegal rubbish dumpers told: “Dublin City Council is coming after you”

A Dublin councillor said that landlords need to have adequate facilities for their tenants when dumping.

# councillor - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

Waterford councillor won’t be intimidated after his car is petrol bombed

Cllr John Hearne said that his resolve has been strengthened by the incident.

# councillor - Sunday 19 January, 2014

‘Gay marriage caused floods’ councillor suspended in Britain

David Silvester claimed that a new law legalising same-sex marriage had led to Britain being “beset by storms”.

# councillor - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Number 28: Mallow town councillor is the latest to resign from Labour

Jerry Mullally has quit the party today.

# councillor - Saturday 2 November, 2013

‘We’ve an absent leader. He’s no good to the party’: Ex-councillor quits Labour

Steve Wrenn quit as a Dublin city councillor earlier this year to focus on his job, but he’s now cancelled his Labour Party membership altogether.

# councillor - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

Tributes paid after sudden death of Waterford councillor

The Waterford councillor Gary Wyse passed away unexpectedly today.

# councillor - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Fine Gael councillor erects posters calling for No vote in Seanad referendum

Dublin City Councillor Professor Bill Tormey said there was never a vote in Fine Gael on abolishing the Seanad and is calling for a No vote next month.

# councillor - Friday 6 September, 2013

This former Fianna Fáil TD wants to join Sinn Féin

A source in Sinn Féin said they were “disappointed” that Chris Andrews is being considered as a potential candidate for the Dublin South-East constituency.

# councillor - Sunday 30 June, 2013

New Labour mayor of South Dublin County will “continue to be outspoken”

A number of Labour councillors have left the party, but new Mayor Dermot Looney said he intends to stay with the party – even if his views are sometimes ‘left field’.

# councillor - Monday 17 June, 2013

Kerry county councillors ‘to contact Justice Minister over knife crime’

A local councillor said that it is “about time the Minister of Justice tackled this issue”.

# councillor - Tuesday 14 May, 2013

Council to hear emergency call for full inquiry into boy’s Midleton death

Cllr Pat Buckley is to put a motion to Midleton Town Council today after the death of Vakaris Martinaitis last week.

# councillor - Saturday 16 February, 2013

Protest takes place outside hotel over councillor’s Traveller comments

The protesters held the event outside the Camden Court Hotel owned by Cllr Sean McEniff’s today.

# councillor - Monday 21 January, 2013

Kerry councillors back plan to allow drink-driving ‘in moderation’

Councillor Danny Healy-Rae, who put forward the motion, told that it would help people who are isolated and can’t leave their homes to go to the pub anymore.

# councillor - Sunday 20 January, 2013

Councillor urges people to have their say on Dublin Bay dumping

Dublin City Council has applied for permission to dump material excavated from the Long Sea Outfall Tunnel into part of Dublin Bay.

# councillor - Thursday 17 January, 2013

FF councillor criticised for anti-Traveller comments

“You wouldn’t want them beside you and I don’t want them beside me,” Fianna Fail councillor Sean McEniff told a local radio station in Donegal.

# councillor - Friday 9 November, 2012

‘The Forgotten Dead’: Calls for database for unidentified remains

Families who lost their relations at sea would like the database to be created to aid in the search for missing people.

# councillor - Thursday 6 September, 2012

Fianna Fáil councillor living in Australia to resign this month

Kevin Dwyer – the Fianna Fáil councillor who has been living in Australia for a year – has said that he will resign this month.

# councillor - Friday 3 August, 2012

MCD ‘should face ban on similar music events until it answers SHM Garda report’ MCD

MCD ‘should face ban on similar music events until it answers SHM Garda report’

Dublin councillor Mary Fitzpatrick, head of a joint policing committee, calls on OPW junior minister to force response from concert promoter on Swedish House Mafia debacle.

# councillor - Friday 13 January, 2012

Former Belfast mayor calls for end to ‘shifty’ handshakes

Tom Ekin has asked Northern Ireland’s leaders to reflect on how they shake hands as current practice could be sending out the wrong message.

# councillor - Thursday 12 January, 2012

Ennis is not a racist town – Mayor

Mayor Michael Guilfoyle defended the Clare town after a man was jailed for 9 months for a racist attack on a taxi driver in the town.