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# councils

Last year
Councils told to 'prioritise' inspections for air, noise and water pollution
DCC votes to keep Local Property Tax at mimimum despite claims of 'dirty, smelly' streets
Just 82 dog fouling fines were handed out by local councils in 2022
Councils identify over 1,500 vacant and derelict properties to be bought up
Dozens more inspectors needed to tackle the 'wicked problem' of farm water pollution
FG councillor taking legal advice as she claims council is 'blocking' broadcasting meetings
All time
Councils to secure proportion of any land value increase arising from residential zoning decisions
Council criticised by auditor for not recovering €700k bill for clearing ex-mayor's landfill
Councils that can deliver rapid-build houses on sites will have land debt paid off
Councils identify 89 State-owned buildings to immediately house over 5,000 Ukrainian refugees
A useful guide to Ireland's planning system and how to have your say on proposed developments
Councillors to be bypassed with transfer of local authority lands to State agency without council vote
'Chronic lack of supply' of affordable homes outside Dublin, warns homelessness charity
NTA allocates €55m to councils to enhance cycling and walking infrastructure
The tax to try prevent property owners from hoarding land was only collected by 1 in 8 councils last year
The two 'most transparent' councils in Ireland are in Dublin
Women represent less than 6% of seats on some councils - how does your council fare on gender?
All to play for as first European election counts announced
Petition accusing councils of cutting down too many trees reaches over 5,500 signatures
The myth of the free council house: 'We're not just handing them over, that would be crazy'
Call to tackle 'significant underrepresentation' of women in senior council roles
Dublin councils plan to install public water fountains to reduce use of plastic bottles
Number of councils to vote on who they endorse for the presidential election
Council by council: An extra 118,000 people have registered to vote ahead of tomorrow's referendum
Pro-life groups secured access to the names and addresses of Irish voters ahead of the referendum
Galway City Council is the local authority with the most integrity
A mixed bag for May and Corbyn while UKIP vote obliterated in English local elections
Why councils will soon be fining themselves for owning vacant housing sites
Dublin County Council rejects planning permission for apartments as being "visually unacceptable"
'Dr Seuss or a librarian in Cashel?': Council workers are having the craic on Twitter today
Ireland's local authorities are over €4 billion in debt
On the eve of election, government ploughs €10 million into making sure estates are looked after
Polluted water kills "extensive" amount of fish in Limerick
Only two of 32 councils are fully complying with laws to provide services in Irish
They can DNA test dog poo now, but you don't have to worry just yet...
Here's how much councils make from parking fines ... and which streets are the top earners
An English councillor says he can do his job from the USA
File sent to DPP over Donegal councillor's expenses
Here's how much money local authorities have given to Irish Water
Irish Water is asking councils for information on their tenants