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# councillor - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Fine Gael councillor apologises after trying to have HAP tenant relocated while acting as estate agent

Danny Byrne was found in breach of the Code of Conduct under the Local Government Act by Dublin City Council.

# councillor - Saturday 17 August, 2019

Councillor encourages people to deface English translations on Donegal Gaeltacht signs

“I would encourage people to go out and do it,” he said, adding that the Gaeltacht regions were on their “last legs”.

# councillor - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

Tributes paid to Dublin councillor John Bailey, who has died aged 74

Before entering politics, John Bailey served for 10 years as Chairman of the Dublin GAA County Board.

# councillor - Friday 7 December, 2018

Cavan councillor quits Fianna Fáil to join Peadar Tóibín's new party

O’Reilly was critical of Fianna Fáil leadership in her departing statement.

# councillor - Saturday 8 September, 2018

'Festival waste? It's not new - we're a disposable nation and we need to change our attitude'

Green Party Councillor Claire Byrne knows all about trying to keep festival sites clean – and says we need to stop seeing tents as disposable, and look at what we can do to clean up after ourselves.

# councillor - Friday 9 March, 2018

Kildare councillor resigns from Fine Gael over how 'bullying' complaint was handled

Fine Gael’s disciplinary committee admitted that there were “a number [of] shortcomings” in how group meetings are conducted.

# councillor - Monday 29 January, 2018

Councillor who falsely nominated another driver in speeding case has driving ban lifted

Ennis Circuit Court was told the ban would put Alan O’Callaghan’s fuel enterprise out of business.

# councillor - Thursday 9 November, 2017

Sinn Féin councillor resigns, claiming he was subjected to 'litany of bullying behaviour'

Sinn Féin has said Seamus Morris’ resignation has come as “no surprise”.

# councillor - Friday 3 November, 2017

Judge says Fianna Fáil councillor 'wriggled like a worm at the end of a hook' and told 'a pack of lies'

Alan O’Callaghan was faced with a fixed charge penalty notice prosecution.

# councillor - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

Adams denies 'toxic' party atmosphere as Sinn Féin councillor steps down over bullying claims

The party said it had investigated the allegations and found no evidence to support the Limerick councillor’s claims.

# councillor - Friday 30 June, 2017

'I was disgusted': Complaints over 'Vulgar Victoria' posters placed around Cork

The Cork Street Names Campaign objects to the use of street names that stem from British colonialism.

# councillor - Friday 12 May, 2017

Former Dublin mayor 'alarmed' at decision to set aside plans to protect Central Bank building

Councillor Mary Freehill said that officials don’t have the power to overrule the council’s decision.

# councillor - Friday 29 July, 2016

Former Fine Gael councillor loses appeal against conviction for receiving corrupt payments

The Director of Public Prosecutions had opposed the appeal.

# councillor - Monday 9 May, 2016

Fianna Fáil senator says he filed expense claims "as honestly as he could"

Brian Ó Domhnaill claimed expenses for attending events in different locations on the same days.

Local councillor creates online storm with Facebook post on restricted dog breeds

Meath Fine Gael councillor Alan Tobin had professed himself “absolutely delighted” that signs regarding restricted breeds had been erected in his locality.

# councillor - Tuesday 5 April, 2016

Cork councillor slept in car after bank repossessed his home last month

Joe Harris, who lost his home to repossession, is now living with family.

# councillor - Saturday 23 January, 2016

Wife of local councillor receives 20 stitches to face and body after being mauled by fox

Josie Hillis was attacked while trying to save a peahen from the marauding fox.

# councillor - Sunday 17 January, 2016

Speed limit on one of Dublin's busiest bus routes could drop as council votes for cyclist 'greenwave'

A new ‘greenwave’ system for cyclists, guaranteeing green lights while travelling at a constant speed, is mooted to hit the city next year.

# councillor - Thursday 12 November, 2015

From The Daily Edge A politician voted to close public toilets... then got caught peeing in the street Urinetown

A politician voted to close public toilets... then got caught peeing in the street

Looks like urine trouble, councillor.

# councillor - Tuesday 15 September, 2015

Fine Gael councillor says drowned Syrian 3-year-old and family "were not fleeing for their lives"

Former mayor of Naas Darren Scully made the statement in a letter to the Sunday Times. Scully was forced to resign as mayor after being caught up in a racism row in 2011.

# councillor - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

Galway fisherman dies after becoming overcome by fumes on trawler

A second man remains in a critical condition.

# councillor - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

"A dreadful, dreadful thing to happen" - school mourns death of Leaving Cert student in crash

18-year-old Michael Warren had been due to collect his exam results this morning.

# councillor - Tuesday 11 August, 2015

Councillor dies of suspected heart attack while driving

His colleagues have expressed their shock at his passing.

# councillor - Monday 27 July, 2015

Councillor attacked by man who said he "smirked" at him

Noel Rock was attacked in Dublin city.

# councillor - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

There's a new sex shop opening in Dublin next to a national school, and some people are not happy Appropriate? This post contains a poll

There's a new sex shop opening in Dublin next to a national school, and some people are not happy

Kilkenny-based adult store Playblue is expanding to the capital.

# councillor - Wednesday 8 April, 2015

"You are walking through s*** - it's absolutely disgusting"

Residents say that sewage leaks are causing issues in Ballymun.

# councillor - Monday 23 February, 2015

Gardaí called to Cork City Council after water protesters storm meeting

The protesters entered the chamber, resulting in tonight’s meeting being suspended.

# councillor - Thursday 5 February, 2015

Councillor's office vandalised with 'horrendous graffiti of a sexual nature'

Mannix Flynn’s office was targetted early on Wednesday morning.

# councillor - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

The Meath councillor dishing out grit from the boot of his car

Paddy Meade has gone against the advice of the local authority in delivering the grit.

# councillor - Monday 19 January, 2015

Former Fianna Fáil councillor appears before court in Cork

Gary O’Flynn took a seat on Cork City Council in 2003.

# councillor - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

Could Britain's State Papers give a 'one-sided' view of Anglo-Irish history?

One Fianna Fáil councillor believes so, as the British papers are being released ahead of Irish papers.

# councillor - Thursday 11 December, 2014

Driver praised after children escape injury when tree hits bus

The incident occurred in Donegal yesterday.

# councillor - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

'Dublin should not be allowed to play All-Ireland semi-finals in Croke Park'

The one-time promise of Cork Councillor Bernie Murphy.

# councillor - Sunday 2 November, 2014

The mayor of Drogheda has quit Fine Gael over the water charges controversy

Cllr Kevin Callan has stepped down a day after people took to the streets of his town over the issue.

# councillor - Sunday 8 June, 2014

The six local election seats still empty will be filled by this afternoon

Voting in Ballybay-Clones had been postponed following the death of a candidate.

# councillor - Friday 6 June, 2014

New mayor of South Dublin says he's proud to be 'an openly LGBT mayor'

Fintan Warfield said he wants to be a beacon of hope for those in the community who feel invisible.

# councillor - Saturday 15 March, 2014

Ambulance cover 'needs to treble' to boost response times

Deputy Denis Naughten said that the Republic of Ireland has a third of the amount of ambulances that Northern Ireland has.

# councillor - Sunday 9 March, 2014

Column: I call bulls*** when people say to me 'we only ever see you at election time'

In the first in a series of columns in the build-up to the local elections, The Secret Candidate takes credit for something they didn’t do.

# councillor - Thursday 20 February, 2014

Illegal rubbish dumpers told: "Dublin City Council is coming after you"

A Dublin councillor said that landlords need to have adequate facilities for their tenants when dumping.

# councillor - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

Waterford councillor won’t be intimidated after his car is petrol bombed

Cllr John Hearne said that his resolve has been strengthened by the incident.

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