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# Councillors

This year
Local politicians call for action over 'increased sense of threat' amid far-right protests
Councillors told The Journal of how recent months have seen a focus on local representatives from certain parties.
Last year
New scheme to allow councillor appoint temporary substitute while on maternity leave
Currently, female councillors are office-holders rather than employees and are not covered by the statutory framework for maternity leave.
All time
Over €150,000 to be given to political parties to increase number of female councillors
Funding has been granted in a bid to increase the number of female candidates and councillors in the next local election in 2024.
Councillors to be bypassed with transfer of local authority lands to State agency without council vote
The State agency is tasked to fully utilise state lands to build affordable homes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sipo finds against two councillors over contraventions of the Ethics in Public Office Act
Sipo today published two separate reports following investigation hearings.
'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.
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 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.
'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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
'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 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.
There's another secret list of Fine Gael councillors* getting special training
*And one non-councillor.
Blocking councillors from leaving meeting deemed 'completely unacceptable'
Gardaí were at the scene in Fingal last night.
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.
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.
File sent to DPP over Donegal councillor's expenses
Former councillor Dessie Larkin claimed he was at two meetings at the one time.
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.
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.
Wicklow County Council votes for water charges to be scrapped
Councillors voted no confidence in Irish Water.
This old garda station is being turned into a mortuary
But residents aren’t happy.
'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.
Limerick councillors reject motion to cut property tax by 15%
A Fianna Fáil motion to reduce it by 3% was instead approved.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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?
Who is your new local councillor? Here's a list of everyone elected
A comprehensive list of everyone who has nabbed a seat.