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#City Council

# city-council - Tuesday 17 July, 2018

Just 93 prosecutions after 6,000 rubbish bags dumped in Dublin city's 'worst litter blackspot'

The area is thought to be the most littered part of Dublin.

# city-council - Sunday 10 June, 2018

Monkey dies after being hit by car following escape from Belfast Zoo

An investigation is under way as to how the spider monkey escaped the enclosure.

# city-council - 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.

# city-council - Tuesday 24 May, 2016

Here are the top 10 spots for getting clamped in Dublin

A new report shows that two cars in Dublin were clamped a total of 54 times in four years.

# city-council - Friday 19 February, 2016

'Black sludge' pours from taps in Texas city after almost every city council official arrested

Most of the council’s officials have been arrested on corruption charges.

# city-council - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

Pictures: Paris has just voted for the construction of a seriously unique looking building

The Tour Triangle will be the first skyscraper built in the French capital in more than 40 years.

# city-council - Friday 30 January, 2015

Council investigating claims clamper told African woman "go back home"

A passer-by who confronted the clamper said she was told to “f*** off”.

# city-council - Friday 16 January, 2015

Dublin councillor calls for review of €500 fire call-out charge

This comes on the third anniversary of the introduction of the charges.

# city-council - Monday 29 September, 2014

President Higgins follows in Bill Clinton and Terry Wogan's footsteps and gets freedom of his birthplace

President Higgins was born in Limerick on 18 April 1941.

# city-council - 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…

# city-council - Sunday 22 June, 2014

It's easier than you think to turn an empty building into a creative space

That’s according to the creators of a new ‘one-stop-shop’ DIY guide to creating live/work units in empty spaces.

# city-council - Monday 2 June, 2014

How does your local council spend its money?

A new website gives a breakdown of how much each local authority in Ireland gets and where the money goes.

# city-council - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Council u-turn on funds means iconic Shandon clock will be repaired

The clock had been out of action for a number of months.

# city-council - Monday 9 December, 2013

Local authorities issue 99 mortgage approvals this year

If you have been turned down for a bank loan you can apply for a loan from your local authority.

# city-council - Monday 5 August, 2013

Limerick offers new subsidised homes to artists

The project from the Limerick Arts Officel will see selected artists moving into six apartments in John’s Square in the city’s cultural quarter.

# city-council - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

Dublin councillors back report calling for Moore Street preservation

Members back a report which urges Arts minister Jimmy Deenihan not to allow a full redevelopment of the site.

# city-council - Thursday 6 December, 2012

'Gnarly City Counsel' parking tickets fool Galway motorists

The tickets were put under the windscreen wipers of cars in the Crescent/Sea Road area – and the council say it was “an elaborate prank”.

# city-council - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

Directly elected mayor still a possibility for Dublin - but not before 2014

Draft legislation that proposed a new type of mayor for Dublin had previously made it to the committee stage in late 2010 before being shelved.

# city-council - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

Mixed response to Hogan's plans for local council cull

Political parties criticise plans to do away with town councils, but the response of others is a little more enthusiastic.

Councils will be able to set their own rate of property tax

Under the plans to reform local government unveiled today, different councils will be able to set different rates.

# city-council - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

New Dublin street performers' code: No drumkits or song repetition

The voluntary code introduces new ‘amp-free zones’ and sets out how near performers can be to businesses.

# city-council - Thursday 3 February, 2011

Today's the deadline to register for postal votes

Just two days after the election is officially called, you’ll need to get applications for postal votes in by today.