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#Councillors

# councillors - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Fianna Fáil wants to bring back town councils - three years after we scrapped them

Town councils were abolished by former Minister Phil Hogan in 2014.

# councillors - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

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

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

# councillors - Tuesday 26 July, 2016

Varadkar: pay deal for local councillors nothing to do with leadership bid

Minister for Social Protection wants to offer either a PRSI cut or a state pension to councillors, as part of a wider reform.

# councillors - Monday 30 May, 2016

Here is why councillors don't think taller buildings will tackle Dublin's housing crisis

The issue will be discussed at a special meeting of Dublin City Council later today.

# councillors - Sunday 20 March, 2016

Local councillors are seeking a 40% pay rise

Local representatives feel they are being shortchanged by an increased workload after the implementation of local government reform.

# councillors - Monday 8 February, 2016

'The death knell for private cars in the area': The centre of Dublin is getting ready for a major change

Plans for the College Green project were discussed by councillors today.

# councillors - Monday 29 June, 2015

Councillors want gardaí to be able to hand over shoplifters' details to stores Blacklist This post contains a poll

Councillors want gardaí to be able to hand over shoplifters' details to stores

John Buttimer, who put forward the motion, said the intention would be to target prolific shoplifters and not one time offenders.

# councillors - Friday 3 April, 2015

# councillors - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

Blocking councillors from leaving meeting deemed 'completely unacceptable'

Gardaí were at the scene in Fingal last night.

# councillors - Monday 12 January, 2015

Boland’s Mill redevelopment hasn’t started yet but people are already criticising it

Councillors today said the housing provision in the plan is not sufficient.

# councillors - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

The 10 most read stories on TheJournal.ie this year

John Gilligan, child rescue alerts, and the local elections – these are the stories you read this year.

# councillors - Friday 19 December, 2014

File sent to DPP over Donegal councillor’s expenses

Former councillor Dessie Larkin claimed he was at two meetings at the one time.

# councillors - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

Alan Kelly cancelled a meeting with councillors about homelessness because of water charges

The Environment Minister had been due to meet with a cross-party group of Dublin city councillors last Wednesday.

# councillors - Friday 21 November, 2014

South Dublin County Council will NOT be charging for child safety signs

Previously residents were required to pay €200 for a sign and pole and €120 for just the sign.

# councillors - Monday 10 November, 2014

Wicklow County Council votes for water charges to be scrapped

Councillors voted no confidence in Irish Water.

# councillors - Friday 24 October, 2014

This old garda station is being turned into a mortuary

But residents aren’t happy.

# councillors - Sunday 19 October, 2014

'On my way home I saw 7 people sleeping rough - I'm lucky'

Business, community and political figures slept rough for one night in aid of Focus Ireland.

# councillors - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

Limerick councillors reject motion to cut property tax by 15%

A Fianna Fáil motion to reduce it by 3% was instead approved.

# councillors - Sunday 21 September, 2014

Councillors surprised and shocked to hear work will begin soon on Poolbeg incinerator

One councillor said it would have been “good manners and good practice” to contact them.

# councillors - Thursday 4 September, 2014

READ: Shane Ross calls on independents to 'change Irish politics radically'

The TD says he’s after a “common crusade” but not a new party – yet.

# councillors - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

You probably won't be surprised which Irish politician took up the ice bucket challenge...

…And called out Denis O’Brien, Michael O’Leary and Mick Wallace.

# councillors - Monday 28 July, 2014

All 37 Donegal councillors got a new Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 costing over €12k Early Christmas? This post contains a poll

All 37 Donegal councillors got a new Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 costing over €12k

The average cost for an Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 is between €290-€350.

# councillors - Saturday 12 July, 2014

'Deeply, deeply misogynistic': Women share their experiences of life in politics

Just 27 of Ireland’s 166 TDs are female, but are gender quotas the best way to increase this figure?

# councillors - Sunday 8 June, 2014

Who is your new local councillor? Here's a list of everyone elected

A comprehensive list of everyone who has nabbed a seat.

# councillors - Sunday 1 June, 2014

From today there are just 31 local authorities in Ireland

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

# councillors - Friday 30 May, 2014

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# councillors - Sunday 25 May, 2014

As it happened: Local election results 2014 SATURDAY

Find out who has won a seat, who is ripping up their posters – and who is arguing over the result.

# councillors - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

'I'm not a fan of Garth Brooks' - Councillors call for public hearing on concert licences

Councillors argued that the council should support the local community despite the fact that the five concerts are already completely sold out.

# councillors - Friday 28 March, 2014

Column: Gerrymandering accusations pale in comparison to new plan for regional authorities

Fine Gael stand to wield an inordinate and undemocratic level of influence under the new system being introduced by Minister Hogan, writes Green Party leader Eamon Ryan.

# councillors - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

Overtime, cover, recruitment: all issues for ambulance services in Kildare and Dublin

Councillors in both counties have raised issues over different aspects of both their ambulance services this week.

# councillors - Sunday 2 February, 2014

Less than a quarter of candidates running in the local elections are women

From the candidacy selections so far, Fianna Fáil is the worst when it comes to having women stand for office in the local elections this year.

# councillors - Friday 31 January, 2014

Clondalkin councillors say it would be 'fantastic' if Kenny Egan runs in the local elections

The Olympic silver medallist is considering running as a Fine Gael candidate after he was approached by Minister Frances Fitzgerald.

# councillors - Saturday 11 January, 2014

High Court, Mars, and Niall Horan: The week in numbers

Plus: Where did Michael Noonan rank out of Europe’s Finance Ministers in a Financial Times list?

# councillors - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

FG candidate defends no expenses pledge after party colleague calls him a 'tosser'

Noel Rock has been criticised by sitting Fine Gael councillor Professor Bill Tormey over a pledge to take no expenses if elected next year and an incorrect claim that councillors can claim up to €60,000 per year.

# councillors - Saturday 7 December, 2013

Relocation of Howth tourist office held up by dispute

Fingal County Council want to move ahead with new office – but Government have to give go-ahead.

# councillors - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

Fine Gael Mayor of Tralee: Phil Hogan has a dream - to get rid of town councils

Pat Hussey said the Fine Gael party has lost the run of themselves since getting into power.

# councillors - Saturday 2 November, 2013

JobBridge, cigarettes and house prices: The week in numbers

Plus: Exactly how many Labour Party councillors have left the party because they disagree with its policies in government?

# councillors - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Chair of Athy Town Council resigns from Labour, joins Sinn Féin

Cllr Thomas Redmond has said that he has been contacted by three or four other councillors who may also be considering leaving.

# councillors - Monday 22 July, 2013

Dublin’s 53 extra councillors will cost €1.5 million every year

The addition of more councillors in Dublin’s four local authorities will cost more but Phil Hogan insists there will be overall savings of over €3.6 million under his reforms.

# councillors - 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”.

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