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Last month
December 2022
# seafront
Dún Laoghaire Baths reopen after years-long refurbishment
Original plans did not include a swimming pool but the county council have said one can be developed in the future.
Last year
# Condemnation
Michaela McAreavey: NI council to investigate 'defamatory and sectarian' video
The PSNI and Orange Order have also begun investigations.
All time
Judge reserves ruling in challenge against DUP boycott of north-south meetings
The party is not engaging in North South Ministerial Council structures as part of its protest against Brexit’s Northern Ireland Protocol.
# Dublin
Council to take €250,000 loss on Dublin property it bought just four years ago
Though commercial property prices have generally risen since then, the council says the condition of the property has deteriorated.
# Level 3
Dublin City Council advises shops to avoid special promotions in effort to limit on-street queues
Non-essential businesses can reopen from tomorrow.
# Resigned
Pichot quits World Rugby after losing to Beaumont in chairman election
The former Argentina scrum-half has resigned from three different roles.
# action
Convicted killer stood down from World Rugby Council after homophobia allegations
Francis Kean was convicted of committing manslaughter in 2006.
# plastic waste
Dublin councillor proposes ban on sale of takeaway single-use plastics
The by-law will be available for public consultation soon.
# ge2020
Danny Healy-Rae apologises for 'to hell with planet' comment after confrontation with Green Party candidate
Cleo Murphy approached Danny Healy Rae yesterday about his comments.
# Longford
Councillor criticises move to reduce the number of council meetings as 'attack on democracy'
The meetings are designed for councillors to discuss concerns they have in their respective electoral areas.
# Cork
Council to install CCTV system following vandalism at multi-million euro public park
It comes following a €40 million project to turn a former landfill site into a public park.
# Dublin
Council says drag storytelling event cancelled due to 'degrading' online comments
The council had asked the group to put on the event as part of Pride festival celebrations.
# Merlin
Controversial Hell Fire Club redevelopment put on hold due to potential effect on local bird of prey
ABP has given the council until February of next year to address this and other concerns.
# Travelling Community
Council denies promising accommodation for horses at new housing estate
Members of the Travelling Community have claimed that Tipperary County Council has failed to honour assurances about stables.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you think mayors should be elected directly?
Should constituents directly elect their mayor, or should councillors retain that responsibility.
# Aras18
Peter Casey is on the presidential election ballot paper as he receives 4th council nomination
The businessman received the nod from Limerick City and County Council today.
# On track
Council presses ahead with plans for multi million euro Dublin City Library
It is expected the council will apply for planning permission later this year with plans to open the new library in 2022.
€28 million was paid in rent to landlords last month under the Housing Assistance Payment
Hap and Homeless Hap are a form of rental benefit payment to assist lower income households.
# Housing Crisis
Report says local authorities should stop letting tenants buy council houses
The report launched today has also suggested councils should build smaller units so tenants can downsize when their children are grown.
# Drought
Streets washed with canal water, buses washed every third night - how services deal with water restrictions
Irish Water is appealing to the public to conserve water where possible.
# Investigation
Environmental concerns raised by locals over dust levels at Cork coal plant
Cork City Council has been investigating the concerns.
# Tribute
New Cork bridge could be named after Mary Elmes, the 'Irish Oskar Schindler'
It is hoped construction will begin on the bridge by the end of this year or beginning of 2019.
# Flying High
Just one prosecution over illegal drone use since regulations introduced
Experts say the popularity of these devices in both commercial and domestic markets has skyrocketed in recent years.
# Discrimination
Man loses case against Irish council's refusal to hold ceremony for Christians killed by IS
The man had claimed the council was discriminating against him on religious grounds by refusing to hold a wreath-laying ceremony.
# one third women
World Rugby announce 'historic' reforms to add female representation to Council
The governing body will ensure that one third of its soon-to-be expanded board members are female.
# Donegal
'I can't deal with this anymore': Mother-of-two shares footage of rat infestation in council house
Denise Gibson said she has been dealing with this problem for the last four years.
# Clamped
Dublin clampers spat at, pushed and struck with steel bars by angry motorists
There were 14 reports of aggressive behaviour towards clamping staff in the first eight months of this year.
# Your Say
Poll: Should homes listed on Airbnb be registered with local councils?
Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy previously said a new licensing system may be needed to “properly regulate” the home-sharing market.
# South Dublin
Clondalkin social housing estate gets green light from council
Sinn Féin raised concerns about the lack of integration between social and private housing, however.
# council row
Sinn Féin expels three Wicklow councillors from party
One of the councillors, Gerry O’Neill, first heard the news from an RTÉ journalist.
# writing on the wall
€1 million spent on graffiti removal in Dublin city every year - but it's not disappearing fast
The south east area of the city received the most complaints about graffiti every year.
# no parking
'Follow him home and burn him out': Records reveal abuse and assaults suffered by traffic wardens
Over a seven-month period there were 20 incidents in Navan, including a number of threats and physical assaults.
# project opera
'We don't want another deadzone': Outrage over backtrack on housing in new Limerick development
The council said two years ago that the development would include residential units, but new plans do not contain accommodation.
# the real capital
Cork city could be about to get 85% bigger
The council has proposed extending the boundary to increase the population within city limits by a third.
# the twelfth
Sinn Féin member reports hate crime after election posters placed on bonfire
An injunction preventing more material being added to four bonfires has also been broken ahead of the lighting of these fires this evening.
# unsecure tenancy
Pregnant mother of four soon to be homeless as landlord is selling home
Sarah and her husband Eamon have until June to try to find a new home for their family.
# Freedom of the City
'Disgraceful and undemocratic': Dublin councillors are still divided on the Obama vote
Independent Councillor Mannix Flynn said that the issue was “not over yet”.
Fifa Council unanimously approve 48-team World Cup proposal
The new format will be introduced in 2026.
# Litter
Dublin could be getting 800 new solar-powered smart rubbish bins
The bins compact the litter so they can hold more.
# Louth
Council investigating after 'hundreds of tonnes' of waste reported in illegal dump
Concerns have been raised over the quality of the water supply in Dundalk as a result.