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# Green Light
What's happening with public transport in your county right now? Here's a rundown
From greenways to bus shelters, here are some of the key transport projects underway in each county.
We spoke to city and county councils around Ireland to find the latest details on transport infrastructure.
From greenways to bus shelters, here are some of the key transport projects underway in each county.
'The land that transport forgot': Locals say Donegal needs better buses and return of rail
Number of security officers on Luas temporarily increases by 30% after report on women’s safety
Opinion: We need to rethink how we plan our cities and towns after this year
Head of the Office of the Planning Regulator Niall Cussen says it’s time to change our thinking entirely around how we live and plan our communities.
# Balance the Books
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.
# Shake Up
Here's how many seats each party holds on your local council
What group is dominating local politics in your area?
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.
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.
# Euroleaks
Commission calls for legal rules requiring Councils to break even
Right now councils only have an informal requirement to balance their books – something the Troika wants addressed.
# Household charge
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.
# Severance
14 TDs could face sanction for not declaring council pay-offs
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.
# Your Say
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?
# alerts
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.
# ethics
Dáil committee to discuss whether TDs are in breach of ethics laws
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.
# councils
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.
# 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.
# Local Authorities
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.
# bad planning
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.
# bad planning
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.
# Starter's Orders
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.
# Race for the Áras
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.
# Election Posters
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.
# pothole ireland
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.