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# councillors - Friday 5 February, 2021

Councillors to be bypassed with transfer of local authority lands to State agency without council vote
# Affordable Homes
# Affordable Homes

Councillors to be bypassed with transfer of local authority lands to State agency without council vote

Feb 5th 2021, 5:32 PM 22,444 Views 37 Comments

The State agency is tasked to fully utilise state lands to build affordable homes.

# councillors - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

Concerns raised as Dublin residents left 'petrified' over 'utter chaos' caused by fireworks
# Fireworks
# Fireworks

Concerns raised as Dublin residents left 'petrified' over 'utter chaos' caused by fireworks

Sep 2nd 2020, 6:10 AM 140,942 Views 43 Comments

There have been multiple reports on social media in recent weeks of fireworks being let off across the city.

# councillors - Sunday 16 February, 2020

Dublin needs a new Lord Mayor and Councils need 34 new representatives after General Election
# CASUAL VACANCY
# CASUAL VACANCY

Dublin needs a new Lord Mayor and Councils need 34 new representatives after General Election

Updated Feb 16th 2020, 9:15 AM 18,104 Views 21 Comments

When a sitting Councillor is elected to Dáil Eireann what’s known as a “casual vacancy” arises.

# councillors - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

Dublin City Council to consider introducing 'exclusion zones' for election posters
# Election Posters
# Election Posters

Dublin City Council to consider introducing 'exclusion zones' for election posters

Dec 3rd 2019, 6:15 AM 10,077 Views 21 Comments

Over 200 complaints were made about the location of posters during the local and European elections.

# councillors - Monday 18 November, 2019

O'Devaney Gardens: Fresh plans in doubt as Minister raises concerns over funding and legal issues
# O'Devaney Gardens
# O'Devaney Gardens

O'Devaney Gardens: Fresh plans in doubt as Minister raises concerns over funding and legal issues

Updated Nov 18th 2019, 11:00 AM 15,162 Views 33 Comments

Bartra has been contracted to build 768 houses and apartments on the site.

# councillors - Saturday 13 July, 2019

Yoga, carbon tax and general election plans on the agenda for Green Party's national convention
# National Conference
# National Conference

Yoga, carbon tax and general election plans on the agenda for Green Party's national convention

Jul 13th 2019, 8:30 AM 13,145 Views 78 Comments

A motion calling on the Greens not to enter into government with Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil will be voted on this weekend.

# councillors - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

The Big Day of Voting: Today's your last chance to make sure you're registered to vote on May 24
# Vote Vote Vote
# Vote Vote Vote

The Big Day of Voting: Today's your last chance to make sure you're registered to vote on May 24

May 7th 2019, 1:30 PM 20,451 Views 28 Comments

There’s two elections, a referendum… and plebiscites in certain areas.

# councillors - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

Sipo finds against two councillors over contraventions of the Ethics in Public Office Act
# SIPO
# SIPO

Sipo finds against two councillors over contraventions of the Ethics in Public Office Act

Mar 26th 2019, 12:30 PM 12,217 Views 23 Comments

Sipo today published two separate reports following investigation hearings.

# councillors - Sunday 17 February, 2019

'Not now and not ever': 1,000 new homes planned for west Dublin, which locals say brings a 'high risk' of flooding
# Barnhill
# Barnhill

'Not now and not ever': 1,000 new homes planned for west Dublin, which locals say brings a 'high risk' of flooding

Feb 17th 2019, 10:00 PM 72,839 Views 40 Comments

The vast majority of Fingal County Councillors voted in favour of adopting the Barnhill Local Area Plan.

# councillors - Monday 14 January, 2019

Should affluent areas pay less property tax? Minister says councillors should decide the rate in their area
# Affluent Areas
# Affluent Areas

Should affluent areas pay less property tax? Minister says councillors should decide the rate in their area

Jan 14th 2019, 3:15 PM 17,389 Views 77 Comments

Culture Minister Josepha Madigan has said she wants lower rates of property tax in affluent areas.

# councillors - Thursday 21 June, 2018

Councillors could be in store for pay increases as review considers their remuneration
# Local Authorities
# Local Authorities

Councillors could be in store for pay increases as review considers their remuneration

Jun 21st 2018, 10:25 PM 14,539 Views 43 Comments

A review of the role of elected members of local authorities is being commissioned.

# councillors - Thursday 15 March, 2018

'It's a gagging order': Department tells councillors not to discuss private planning applications

'It's a gagging order': Department tells councillors not to discuss private planning applications

Mar 15th 2018, 6:30 AM 17,389 Views 44 Comments

Councillors have said the direction from the Department of Housing is an attempt to undermine local democracy.

# councillors - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

Kerry councillor apologises to colleague for telling her to 'dye your hair blonde' in order to be noticed
# Colourful Language
# Colourful Language

Kerry councillor apologises to colleague for telling her to 'dye your hair blonde' in order to be noticed

Feb 20th 2018, 4:11 PM 31,063 Views 63 Comments

The exchange came during yesterday’s meeting of Kerry’s 33-member county council.

# councillors - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Fianna Fáil wants to bring back town councils - three years after we scrapped them
# Local Reps
# Local Reps

Fianna Fáil wants to bring back town councils - three years after we scrapped them

Jun 27th 2017, 1:09 PM 12,481 Views 67 Comments

Town councils were abolished by former Minister Phil Hogan in 2014.

# councillors - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

Councillors across the country are getting a pay rise (except for ones in Dublin, Cork and Galway)
# Local Government
# Local Government

Councillors across the country are getting a pay rise (except for ones in Dublin, Cork and Galway)

Jan 24th 2017, 12:52 PM 12,758 Views 47 Comments

Municipal councillors will soon be entitled to €1,000 extra.

# councillors - Tuesday 26 July, 2016

Varadkar: pay deal for local councillors nothing to do with leadership bid
# PRSI
# PRSI

Varadkar: pay deal for local councillors nothing to do with leadership bid

Jul 26th 2016, 1:54 PM 13,878 Views 43 Comments

Minister for Social Protection wants to offer either a PRSI cut or a state pension to councillors, as part of a wider reform.

# councillors - Monday 30 May, 2016

Here is why councillors don't think taller buildings will tackle Dublin's housing crisis
# Low Rise
# Low Rise

Here is why councillors don't think taller buildings will tackle Dublin's housing crisis

May 30th 2016, 1:43 PM 26,497 Views 104 Comments

The issue will be discussed at a special meeting of Dublin City Council later today.

# councillors - Sunday 20 March, 2016

Local councillors are seeking a 40% pay rise
# Mo Money Mo Problems
# Mo Money Mo Problems

Local councillors are seeking a 40% pay rise

Mar 20th 2016, 4:31 PM 23,869 Views 78 Comments

Local representatives feel they are being shortchanged by an increased workload after the implementation of local government reform.

# councillors - Monday 8 February, 2016

'The death knell for private cars in the area': The centre of Dublin is getting ready for a major change
# The Plan
# The Plan

'The death knell for private cars in the area': The centre of Dublin is getting ready for a major change

Feb 8th 2016, 5:42 PM 41,554 Views 90 Comments

Plans for the College Green project were discussed by councillors today.

# councillors - Monday 29 June, 2015

Councillors want gardaí to be able to hand over shoplifters' details to stores
# Blacklist
# Blacklist

Councillors want gardaí to be able to hand over shoplifters' details to stores

Jun 29th 2015, 1:57 PM 11,796 Views 35 Comments

John Buttimer, who put forward the motion, said the intention would be to target prolific shoplifters and not one time offenders.

# councillors - Friday 3 April, 2015

There's another secret list of Fine Gael councillors* getting special training
# Internal Affairs
# Internal Affairs

There's another secret list of Fine Gael councillors* getting special training

Apr 3rd 2015, 7:30 AM 11,946 Views 38 Comments

*And one non-councillor.

# councillors - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

Blocking councillors from leaving meeting deemed 'completely unacceptable'
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

Blocking councillors from leaving meeting deemed 'completely unacceptable'

Feb 10th 2015, 12:39 PM 37,664 Views 196 Comments

Gardaí were at the scene in Fingal last night.

# councillors - Monday 12 January, 2015

Boland's Mill redevelopment hasn't started yet but people are already criticising it
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Boland's Mill redevelopment hasn't started yet but people are already criticising it

Jan 12th 2015, 8:16 PM 19,707 Views 45 Comments

Councillors today said the housing provision in the plan is not sufficient.

# councillors - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

The 10 most read stories on TheJournal.ie this year
# Over To You
# Over To You

The 10 most read stories on TheJournal.ie this year

Dec 30th 2014, 5:00 PM 19,110 Views 7 Comments

John Gilligan, child rescue alerts, and the local elections – these are the stories you read this year.

# councillors - Friday 19 December, 2014

File sent to DPP over Donegal councillor's expenses
# Expenses
# Expenses

File sent to DPP over Donegal councillor's expenses

Dec 19th 2014, 11:58 AM 9,803 Views 0 Comments

Former councillor Dessie Larkin claimed he was at two meetings at the one time.

# councillors - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

Alan Kelly cancelled a meeting with councillors about homelessness because of water charges
# Housing
# Housing

Alan Kelly cancelled a meeting with councillors about homelessness because of water charges

Dec 3rd 2014, 2:00 PM 13,996 Views 73 Comments

The Environment Minister had been due to meet with a cross-party group of Dublin city councillors last Wednesday.

# councillors - Friday 21 November, 2014

South Dublin County Council will NOT be charging for child safety signs
# Poleaxed
# Poleaxed

South Dublin County Council will NOT be charging for child safety signs

Nov 21st 2014, 1:50 PM 6,922 Views 7 Comments

Previously residents were required to pay €200 for a sign and pole and €120 for just the sign.

# councillors - Monday 10 November, 2014

Wicklow County Council votes for water charges to be scrapped
# No Confidence
# No Confidence

Wicklow County Council votes for water charges to be scrapped

Nov 10th 2014, 8:16 PM 32,911 Views 140 Comments

Councillors voted no confidence in Irish Water.

# councillors - Friday 24 October, 2014

This old garda station is being turned into a mortuary
# Dead Set Against
# Dead Set Against

This old garda station is being turned into a mortuary

Oct 24th 2014, 7:15 AM 21,696 Views 38 Comments

But residents aren’t happy.

# councillors - Sunday 19 October, 2014

'On my way home I saw 7 people sleeping rough - I'm lucky'
# Focus Ireland Sleep Out
# Focus Ireland Sleep Out

'On my way home I saw 7 people sleeping rough - I'm lucky'

Oct 19th 2014, 5:37 PM 11,683 Views 16 Comments

Business, community and political figures slept rough for one night in aid of Focus Ireland.

# councillors - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

Limerick councillors reject motion to cut property tax by 15%
# Taxing
# Taxing

Limerick councillors reject motion to cut property tax by 15%

Sep 30th 2014, 10:30 PM 10,400 Views 46 Comments

A Fianna Fáil motion to reduce it by 3% was instead approved.

# councillors - Sunday 21 September, 2014

Councillors surprised and shocked to hear work will begin soon on Poolbeg incinerator
# Controversial
# Controversial

Councillors surprised and shocked to hear work will begin soon on Poolbeg incinerator

Sep 21st 2014, 4:11 PM 9,013 Views 21 Comments

One councillor said it would have been “good manners and good practice” to contact them.

# councillors - Thursday 4 September, 2014

READ: Shane Ross calls on independents to 'change Irish politics radically'
# What's He Building In There?
# What's He Building In There?

READ: Shane Ross calls on independents to 'change Irish politics radically'

Sep 4th 2014, 11:56 AM 8,233 Views 55 Comments

The TD says he’s after a “common crusade” but not a new party – yet.

# councillors - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

You probably won't be surprised which Irish politician took up the ice bucket challenge...
# No Sweet Surprise
# No Sweet Surprise

You probably won't be surprised which Irish politician took up the ice bucket challenge...

Aug 19th 2014, 10:32 PM 48,839 Views 28 Comments

…And called out Denis O’Brien, Michael O’Leary and Mick Wallace.

# councillors - Monday 28 July, 2014

All 37 Donegal councillors got a new Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 costing over €12k
# Early Christmas?
# Early Christmas?

All 37 Donegal councillors got a new Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 costing over €12k

Jul 28th 2014, 6:00 PM 15,799 Views 77 Comments

The average cost for an Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 is between €290-€350.

# councillors - Saturday 12 July, 2014

'Deeply, deeply misogynistic': Women share their experiences of life in politics
# Gender Quotas
# Gender Quotas

'Deeply, deeply misogynistic': Women share their experiences of life in politics

Jul 12th 2014, 7:45 AM 10,313 Views 64 Comments

Just 27 of Ireland’s 166 TDs are female, but are gender quotas the best way to increase this figure?

# councillors - Sunday 8 June, 2014

Who is your new local councillor? Here's a list of everyone elected
# The Councillors
# The Councillors

Who is your new local councillor? Here's a list of everyone elected

Jun 8th 2014, 8:18 PM 565,697 Views 263 Comments

A comprehensive list of everyone who has nabbed a seat.

# councillors - Sunday 1 June, 2014

From today there are just 31 local authorities in Ireland
# Reform
# Reform

From today there are just 31 local authorities in Ireland

Jun 1st 2014, 7:30 AM 10,376 Views 29 Comments

New reforms in local government mean councils will have greater policy development powers and a clearer role in economic development.

# councillors - Friday 30 May, 2014

The 5 at 5: Friday
# Take 5
# Take 5

The 5 at 5: Friday

May 30th 2014, 4:51 PM 6,778 Views 0 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# councillors - Sunday 25 May, 2014

As it happened: Local election results 2014 SATURDAY
# Vote By Vote
# Vote By Vote

As it happened: Local election results 2014 SATURDAY

May 25th 2014, 12:30 AM 182,118 Views 163 Comments

Find out who has won a seat, who is ripping up their posters – and who is arguing over the result.

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