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#councils

# councils - Thursday 20 December, 2012

Household Charge: Councils granted access to rented accommodation database

Phil Hogan has cleared the way for the PRTB, which governs tenancies in Ireland, to share data with local councils.

# councils - Friday 7 December, 2012

Have an opinion on council reforms? Phil Hogan wants them

The Environment Minister has established a committee to review local electoral areas, and submissions on the proposed changes are now being sought.

# councils - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

Poll: Do you agree with the local government reforms? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree with the local government reforms?

Major reforms to the structure of local government in Ireland were announced yesterday, but what do you think about them?

# councils - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

Mixed response to Hogan's plans for local council cull

Political parties criticise plans to do away with town councils, but the response of others is a little more enthusiastic.

Number of local authorities to be slashed from 114 to 31

That will see the number of council seats reduced from 1,627 to 950.

# councils - Sunday 7 October, 2012

Councils use new service MapAlerter to spread information to public

The creator of the service said it could be a crucial tool for councils this winter during severe weather conditions.

# councils - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

Poll: Do charity ‘chuggers’ bother you? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Do charity ‘chuggers’ bother you?

As the UK levels strict regulations on charity street fundraisers, we ask: How do you feel about so-called ‘chuggers’?

# councils - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

Councils face cull as Hogan reveals plans for local government reform

Phil Hogan says his reforms will see local services managed locally – with the number of councils being pulled back.

# councils - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

Opposition dismisses 'whitewash' report on councils' planning inquiries

Jan O’Sullivan’s report on irregularities in seven county councils came a day before a Dáil vote on resuming them.

# councils - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

No deal to give tender for water meters to O'Brien firm, insists minister

Pat Rabbitte says reports that SiteServ has won the tender to install water meters in Irish homes are incorrect.

# councils - Thursday 26 April, 2012

Enda Kenny: We can't guarantee water will not be cut off

Taoiseach says that Government can’t send a message to people that they need not pay water charges. However, decision not yet made on how to tackle amount of water “lost” between production and tap – and who will pay for it.

# councils - Monday 16 April, 2012

Taisce: Absence of local tax saw councils approve too many developments

The national heritage organisation says councils allowed over-development in order to cash in on new commercial rates.

Ireland is Crap at Planning Map of the Day

The at-a-glance report card for local authorities’ planning departments. Not ONE scored an ‘A’ or a ‘B’.

# councils - Saturday 10 March, 2012

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things to know this morning…

# councils - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

The Daily Fix: Wednesday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

Your nightly news round-up of the day’s biggest stories…

Column: ‘Everything local authorities touch turns into a fiasco’

The performance of local councils ranges from incompetent to corrupt – and we need them out, writes William Campbell.

# councils - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

Oireachtas committee to wrap up clamping hearings with local authority reps

Representatives of local authority groups are set to present their views on clamping to the committee today.

# councils - Monday 20 February, 2012

Government 'could save €10million' by using webmail

Fine Gael Senator Catherine Noone said a cloud-based email system like Gmail would save money and increase flexibility.

# councils - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

Column: Don’t trust the government? Then let’s put local people in power

Call them gombeens if you want – but handing money and power to local councils would help fix our democracy, writes Aaron McKenna.

# councils - Friday 6 January, 2012

Christmas is over: time for the decorations dump

City and county councils have opened Christmas tree recycling depots across the country so you can be kind to your tree (and the environment).

# councils - Monday 21 February, 2011

Pothole politics not on the agenda after all...

There’s a deficit of over €4bn in local government coffers which are going to hit basic services if not addressed by next government.