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# council - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

From The42 Pichot quits World Rugby after losing to Beaumont in chairman election Resigned

Pichot quits World Rugby after losing to Beaumont in chairman election

The former Argentina scrum-half has resigned from three different roles.

# council - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

From The42 Convicted killer stood down from World Rugby Council after homophobia allegations Action

Convicted killer stood down from World Rugby Council after homophobia allegations

Francis Kean was convicted of committing manslaughter in 2006.

# council - Thursday 13 February, 2020

Dublin councillor proposes ban on sale of takeaway single-use plastics

The by-law will be available for public consultation soon.

# council - Monday 10 February, 2020

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.

# council - Sunday 16 June, 2019

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.

# council - Friday 7 June, 2019

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.

# council - Monday 15 April, 2019

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.

# council - Monday 11 February, 2019

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.

# council - Monday 8 October, 2018

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.

# council - Monday 1 October, 2018

Poll: Do you think mayors should be elected directly? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think mayors should be elected directly?

Should constituents directly elect their mayor, or should councillors retain that responsibility.

# council - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

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.

# council - Saturday 14 July, 2018

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.

# council - Saturday 7 July, 2018

€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.

# council - Wednesday 4 July, 2018

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.

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.

# council - Sunday 4 March, 2018

Environmental concerns raised by locals over dust levels at Cork coal plant

Cork City Council has been investigating the concerns.

# council - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

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.

# council - Sunday 24 December, 2017

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.

# council - Friday 15 December, 2017

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.

# council - Friday 24 November, 2017

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.

# council - Friday 17 November, 2017

'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.

# council - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

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.

# council - Friday 6 October, 2017

Poll: Should homes listed on Airbnb be registered with local councils? Your Say This post contains a poll

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.

# council - Monday 25 September, 2017

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 - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

Sinn Féin expels three Wicklow councillors from party

One of the councillors, Gerry O’Neill, first heard the news from an RTÉ journalist.

# council - Sunday 17 September, 2017

€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.

# council - Friday 15 September, 2017

'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.

# council - Thursday 10 August, 2017

'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.

# council - Friday 4 August, 2017

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.

# council - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

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.

# council - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

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.

# council - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

'Disgraceful and undemocratic': Dublin councillors are still divided on the Obama vote

Independent Councillor Mannix Flynn said that the issue was “not over yet”.

# council - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

From The42 Fifa Council unanimously approve 48-team World Cup proposal OFFICIAL

Fifa Council unanimously approve 48-team World Cup proposal

The new format will be introduced in 2026.

# council - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

Dublin could be getting 800 new solar-powered smart rubbish bins Litter This post contains videos

Dublin could be getting 800 new solar-powered smart rubbish bins

The bins compact the litter so they can hold more.

# council - Friday 21 October, 2016

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.

# council - Thursday 22 September, 2016

Woman at risk of being made homeless brings court action against Dublin City Council

Her legal team argues it is wrong of the council not to give her credit for the eight years spent on the local authority housing list.

# council - Thursday 23 June, 2016

Woman (18) and baby found on street after failing to get emergency accommodation

Mary Lou McDonald said homelessness is “out of control”.

# council - Thursday 26 May, 2016

Family ordered to leave vacant council house they moved into without permission

The family moved into the house some weeks ago and changed the locks.

# council - Wednesday 11 May, 2016

Why is Dublin City Council closing a 100 bed homeless hostel? It's complicated

16 people staged a protest at the Brú Aimsir on Thomas Street overnight. Here’s why…

# council - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

Cork council hits back at Bishop's criticisms of floods response

Bishop Colton said that without neighbours helping each other, people would have been homeless and hungry in recent days.

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