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# councillors - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

# councillors - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

Blocking councillors from leaving meeting deemed 'completely unacceptable'

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

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

# councillors - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

The 10 most read stories on this year

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

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

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

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

Councillors voted no confidence in Irish Water.

# councillors - Friday 24 October, 2014

This old garda station is being turned into a mortuary

But residents aren’t happy.

# councillors - Sunday 19 October, 2014

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

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%

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

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'

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...

…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? This post contains a poll

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

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

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

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

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

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# councillors - Sunday 25 May, 2014

As it happened: Local election results 2014 SATURDAY

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

# councillors - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

'I'm not a fan of Garth Brooks' - Councillors call for public hearing on concert licences

Councillors argued that the council should support the local community despite the fact that the five concerts are already completely sold out.

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