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#city councils

# city-councils - Sunday 29 January, 2017

These are all the Irish cities that are hiking business rates this year

Many councils have opted to increase commercial levies to shore up their budgets.

# city-councils - 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?

# city-councils - Monday 31 March, 2014

Local authorities haven't collected over €355 million owed to them

In 2012, arrears increased by €33 million, or approximately 10 per cent, compared to 2011, where rates arrears came to €323 million.

# city-councils - Friday 21 June, 2013

Councils take €311 million hit as commercial rates are written off

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

# city-councils - Friday 11 January, 2013

Commission calls for legal rules requiring Councils to break even Exclusive

Right now councils only have an informal requirement to balance their books – something the Troika wants addressed.

# city-councils - Thursday 20 December, 2012

Household Charge: Councils granted access to rented accommodation database

Phil Hogan has cleared the way for the PRTB, which governs tenancies in Ireland, to share data with local councils.

# city-councils - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

14 TDs could face sanction for not declaring council pay-offs Exclusive

The Dáil’s committee on members interests says TDs failed to honour their obligations by leaving their former council jobs out of their annual Register of Members’ Interests.

# city-councils - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

Poll: Do you agree with the local government reforms? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree with the local government reforms?

Major reforms to the structure of local government in Ireland were announced yesterday, but what do you think about them?

# city-councils - Sunday 7 October, 2012

Councils use new service MapAlerter to spread information to public

The creator of the service said it could be a crucial tool for councils this winter during severe weather conditions.

# city-councils - Wednesday 12 September, 2012

Dáil committee to discuss whether TDs are in breach of ethics laws Exclusive

The public ethics watchdog believes TDs should declare council positions if they receive a severance pay-off – but of 22 TDs and Senators, only four did so.

# city-councils - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

Councils face cull as Hogan reveals plans for local government reform

Phil Hogan says his reforms will see local services managed locally – with the number of councils being pulled back.

# city-councils - Saturday 16 June, 2012

From The Daily Edge National Bike Week: how to get pedalling Hot Wheels

National Bike Week: how to get pedalling

Bling your bike, boil an egg with a bike, follow the rickshaw – some intriguing events lined up to get bums on saddles.

# city-councils - Friday 11 May, 2012

Government to block Bill allowing TDs to scrutinise council spending

The government says proposals by Fianna Fail’s John McGuinness would hamper the government’s own plan for reforms.

# city-councils - Monday 16 April, 2012

Bad planning contributing to Irish obesity levels - An Taisce

An Taisce’s comprehensive report suggests urban sprawl means more time in cars or transport – and less time physically active.

The 9 worst councils in Ireland's planning system

An Taisce has rated planning systems in 34 city and county councils. Nine of them got an ‘F’ grade.

# city-councils - Wednesday 28 September, 2011

One in, all in: Seven up for 2011 Presidential contest

The nominations of Dana Rosemary Scallon and David Norris mean that the ballot paper next month will be the most crowded ever.

# city-councils - Tuesday 13 September, 2011

Davis will not follow Gallagher's lead of asking councils to drop support

Seán Gallagher has asked three councils to withdraw their support, so that they can nominate others – but Mary Davis won’t.

# city-councils - Wednesday 16 March, 2011

Poster kids of Election 2011 cleaned up after themselves

The four councils in the heavily postered city and county of Dublin say candidates were compliant, for the most part, with election poster removal.

# city-councils - Monday 21 February, 2011

Pothole politics not on the agenda after all...

There’s a deficit of over €4bn in local government coffers which are going to hit basic services if not addressed by next government.

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