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#Local Authorities

# local-authorities - Sunday 8 July, 2018

Number of dogs being 'put down' by pounds falls by 40%

The numbers of dogs being euthanised has fallen significantly since 2002 when 21,000 were put down.

# local-authorities - Thursday 21 June, 2018

Councillors could be in store for pay increases as review considers their remuneration

A review of the role of elected members of local authorities is being commissioned.

# local-authorities - Sunday 10 June, 2018

Calls to reform 'outdated and cumbersome' electoral register system

Politicians have said there are significant inaccuracies on the register.

# local-authorities - Friday 1 June, 2018

Today's the final day for referendum posters to be removed

Any referendum posters in place after today are deemed to be in breach of the legislation and are subject to an on-the-spot litter fine of €150.

# local-authorities - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

Pro-life groups secured access to the names and addresses of Irish voters ahead of the referendum Exclusive

An investigation by TheJournal.ie and OpenDemocracy has found that at least two pro-life groups have applied for copies of the register for different local authorities.

# local-authorities - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

Galway City Council is the local authority with the most integrity

Transparency International Ireland said even the highest ranking councils in its index have work to do.

# local-authorities - Friday 27 April, 2018

'Slight delay' in publishing Ireland's latest homeless numbers shows new form of reporting is needed, says minister

Some local authorities appear to be better than others in terms of sending their numbers to the Department of Housing.

# local-authorities - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

Siptu calls for remuneration for members who 'worked tirelessly' during Storm Emma

The trade union wants “a uniform response by local authorities to extreme weather events”.

# local-authorities - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

It begins - German court rules that cities can ban diesel cars to combat air pollution

The move paves the way for the phasing out of diesel vehicles in a country with a huge automotive industry.

# local-authorities - Monday 12 February, 2018

Elderly people can't leave hospital due to council taking up to 18 months to fit walk-in showers and ramps

The Housing Department has also confirmed that the waiting list for home ramps is up to 10 months.

# local-authorities - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

Over €7 million paid out to cover cost of Storm Ophelia damage

Local authorities in Cork received €3 million to repair the damage done by the ex-hurricane Ophelia.

# local-authorities - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

'A blight on the countryside': Minister pledges money to clean up thousands of tyres dumped around Ireland

Latest estimates from local authorities suggest there are more than 750,000 tyres dumped around the country.

# local-authorities - Sunday 28 May, 2017

By 2018, transport fleets like Bus Éireann will have green energy buses

Dublin Bus, Bus Éireann and school buses will have sustainable-energy buses in their fleet by 2018.

# local-authorities - Tuesday 20 September, 2016

Dealz planning violations: Dublin council refuses to issue enforcement notice

Documents seen by TheJournal.ie show there are planning issues around a third Dealz store, this time near the Liffey Valley Shopping Centre.

# local-authorities - Monday 25 July, 2016

Ireland's local authorities are over €4 billion in debt

Minister Simon Coveney says he doesn’t believe that any of the loans are unsustainable.

# local-authorities - Monday 11 July, 2016

'Unacceptable' - Ireland's 2,751 vacant social housing units

Local authority figures released to Fianna Fáil show that, as of April, there were 372 vacant housing units in Dublin City alone.

# local-authorities - Friday 6 May, 2016

Only 75 local authority houses were built in 2015 - the worst year on record

Last November, Alan Kelly vowed there would 200 council houses built by the end of the year.

# local-authorities - Thursday 4 February, 2016

Number of people on housing waiting lists up nearly 4,000 in last THREE MONTHS

Ireland’s housing problem is set to be one of the hottest topics in the coming election.

# local-authorities - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

On the eve of election, government ploughs €10 million into making sure estates are looked after

The money will be used to streamline the ‘taking in charge’ process.

# local-authorities - Saturday 18 April, 2015

Fifty Dublin City Council JobBridge interns not employed at the end of placement

The Department of Social Protection say this is down to the public sector recruitment embargo.

# local-authorities - Sunday 29 March, 2015

Local authorities have kept on just 27 JobBridge interns

That’s out of more than 1,200 who have completed placement with county councils.

# local-authorities - Monday 15 December, 2014

KPMG to check if €500k was misappropriated from Bord Gáis Eireann

A whistleblower has reportedly come forward with the information.

# local-authorities - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

Here's how much money local authorities have given to Irish Water

The running of water services is being transferred from councils to Irish Water.

# local-authorities - Thursday 20 November, 2014

Council tenants could have water charges taken from their rent by local authorities

One TD says it means councils will be “doing the dirty work” of Irish Water.

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The Viewing: Your vital round-up of property news from the week

Everything you need to know in one quick guided tour.

# local-authorities - Saturday 1 November, 2014

Did you add to last night's Halloween litter? This Senator wants you to be fined...a LOT

“Everybody is fed up with littering on our streets and at Halloween it happens on an industrial scale.”

# local-authorities - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Speed limits in housing estates to be reviewed after tragic death of Jake Brennan

Jake’s Legacy Campaign was set up to promote increased safety on roads for cyclists and pedestrians.

# local-authorities - Thursday 2 October, 2014

'Emergency accommodation is just that - for emergencies, not long term'

The Simon Community says ideas such as using prefabs to house homeless people is worrying.

# local-authorities - Monday 29 September, 2014

Cork City Council to cut property tax by 10%

Louth councillors also voted to reduce the tax – by 1.5%.

# local-authorities - Friday 11 July, 2014

How much does your local council chief earn every year?

New figures show that 216 local authority staff earn over €100,000 a year…

# local-authorities - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Housing Crisis: 1,008 vacant properties to be 'transformed into family homes'

Dublin City Council received €3.96 million to work on 236 local authority units.

# local-authorities - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

Asbestos dumped on halting site was not removed for over four months

The National Traveller Partnership has said that Local Authorities have a “poor track record” in helping Travellers and should not be in charge of their finances.

# local-authorities - Sunday 15 June, 2014

Here's how much your county manager earned between 2008 and 2011

The county manager position is now known as the Chief Executive.

# local-authorities - Thursday 12 June, 2014

People warned that tall trees may cause 'distress' to neighbours

Terence Flanagan said that planning laws needed to be updated to include tree height.

# local-authorities - Monday 9 June, 2014

Why don't some local authorities publish their minutes?

In short: because they don’t have to.

# local-authorities - 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.

# local-authorities - Monday 26 May, 2014

Here's how many seats each party holds on your local council

What group is dominating local politics in your area?

# local-authorities - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Controversial Poolbeg plan gets green light from EU

But TD Kevin Humphreys still thinks the plans should be scrapped, saying today it is a waste of taxpayers’ money.

# local-authorities - Thursday 24 April, 2014

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Poll: Should people living in areas with more businesses pay less property tax?

Reports today suggest that Fine Gael could be committing to this as part of their local elections manifesto.

# local-authorities - Friday 4 April, 2014

Over 3,500 dogs were put down by pounds last year

That’s a fall of 28 per cent compared to 2012.

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