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# county-council - Monday 20 January, 2020

"We have no say on what happens in our town": The true extent of tree felling by local authorities Exclusive

The first part of Noteworthy’s in-depth investigation reveals that over 10,000 trees have been cut down by councils since 2015 with many having incomplete records.

Strategy and specialists in short supply when it comes to saving public trees Exclusive

The second part of Noteworthy’s in-depth investigation explores the reasons behind tree cutting including a lack of policy and expertise.

# county-council - Friday 26 July, 2019

'What price democracy?': Why most county councils keep their meetings offline

Just four of 31 local authorities offer webcasting of their proceedings.

# county-council - Thursday 31 May, 2018

Plans approved for €1 billion development in former ghost town Cherrywood

The developers say that it will be “the largest single urban development project in Ireland”.

# county-council - Friday 11 May, 2018

Council told to pay Traveller family €20,000 after refusing them access to housing list

The council had deemed the family to not be ‘normally resident’ as they were illegally living in a caravan on private property.

# county-council - Sunday 11 March, 2018

Clare Co Council looking at idea of 'autonomous cars' to address rural transport issues

The council is exploring the concept of both an Uber-style system and the use of driverless cars and has gotten €25,000 in funding to do so.

# county-council - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

Over €7 million paid out to cover cost of Storm Ophelia damage

Local authorities in Cork received €3 million to repair the damage done by the ex-hurricane Ophelia.

# county-council - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

Family living without running water sue Donegal County Council after it deferred housing support

The Traveller family had been told that they presented a risk of engaging in anti-social behaviour.

# county-council - Monday 14 August, 2017

High Court throws out case of homeless mother who was sleeping in a tent outside council building

The woman had argued the council had failed to provide her with emergency housing, but the local authority said it doesn’t have the necessary resources.

# county-council - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

'Dr Seuss or a librarian in Cashel?': Council workers are having the craic on Twitter today

‘Our Council Day’ has been showcasing the work of firefighters, librarians and other behind-the-scenes employees.

# county-council - Friday 23 December, 2016

Safety review of Donegal piers to begin after tragic death of family

Donegal County Council is to carry out the review.

# county-council - Saturday 17 December, 2016

Hackers tried to steal €4 million from Meath County Council

The attempt involved the theft of the identity of chief executive Jackie Maguire

# county-council - Monday 9 May, 2016

Major traffic disruption in Galway after collapse of road drain in city centre

Three streets have been closed in the city following the collapse.

# county-council - Wednesday 28 October, 2015

17 dogs, including 10 puppies, rescued from cramped cages at Rosslare Harbour

A female German Shepherd who was in pup gave birth hours after being rescued.

# county-council - Thursday 17 September, 2015

A Kerry coastal community is cut off following a cliff landslide

17 houses at Rossbeigh are inaccessible by road following major subsidence on the Cliff Road earlier this week.

# county-council - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

Is this Ireland's daftest disabled parking space? Meath This post contains a poll

Is this Ireland's daftest disabled parking space?

No, it’s a bus stop it seems. Not that that’s all that much better…

# county-council - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

These are the new plans for Dun Laoghaire's derelict baths

What do you think of them?

# county-council - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge Well, this council sign made an absolute balls of spelling 'September' Ermahgerd

# county-council - Friday 11 July, 2014

How much does your local council chief earn every year?

New figures show that 216 local authority staff earn over €100,000 a year…

# county-council - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Strike action at South Dublin County Council deferred after LRC intervention

Further industrial action, which resulted in the closure of council offices, was planned for tomorrow.

# county-council - Sunday 22 June, 2014

It's easier than you think to turn an empty building into a creative space

That’s according to the creators of a new ‘one-stop-shop’ DIY guide to creating live/work units in empty spaces.

# county-council - Monday 2 June, 2014

How does your local council spend its money?

A new website gives a breakdown of how much each local authority in Ireland gets and where the money goes.

# county-council - Monday 10 February, 2014

Council steps in to stop Adamstown becoming a 'ghost' town

One councillor said he hoped the changes will help kick-start sustainable development in the area.

# county-council - Monday 9 December, 2013

Local authorities issue 99 mortgage approvals this year

If you have been turned down for a bank loan you can apply for a loan from your local authority.

# county-council - Saturday 16 November, 2013

Local Government Fund expenditure estimated at €1.21bn this year

The General Purpose Grant that funds the day-to-day activities of local councils has been steadily falling for most councils for the last three years.

# county-council - Thursday 14 November, 2013

Clare council to text people about road closures, bad weather and more

The council is following in the lead of Cork City Council, which launched a weather alert system last year.

# county-council - Sunday 10 November, 2013

Motion of no confidence in Wicklow county manager after firefighter deaths fine

Last month a fine of €355,000 was handed down to the council over the 2007 deaths.

# county-council - Friday 27 September, 2013

From The Daily Edge Man pays parking ticket with 5c coins Cents And Sensibility

Man pays parking ticket with 5c coins

And, it has to be said, is pretty rude about it.

# county-council - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

'Sinkholes' on Co Mayo strand pose "no danger" to public, council insists

Locals and campaigners from “Shell to Sea” erected homemade signs at Sruwaddacon Bay at the weekend to warn walkers of the phenomenon.

# county-council - Saturday 16 March, 2013

Labour has lost its core values, says resigning councillor

Bobby Fitzgerald said the policy being pursued by the national party is leading to “untold hardship”.

# county-council - Sunday 24 February, 2013

Developer ordered to complete Co Wicklow estate

An order was made by the Circuit Court this week on the issue. The local council has refused to refund bonds on three other developments completed by the developer.

# county-council - 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.

Councils will be able to set their own rate of property tax

Under the plans to reform local government unveiled today, different councils will be able to set different rates.

# county-council - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

An Taisce says it saved State from €752m in impaired loans

The National Heritage body said its successful appeals against unsustainable planning applications over the past decade have saved the State between €505 – €752 million.

# county-council - Saturday 10 March, 2012

New York most popular St Patrick's Day trip for councillors Exclusive

We know that Government ministers are heading far afield to spread green greetings this week – but so too are local councillors…

# county-council - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

From The42 Councillor 'more than optimistic' about Harps' future after €20k motion is passed Boost

Councillor 'more than optimistic' about Harps' future after €20k motion is passed

Martin Harley has told that the financial boost was not just important for the club, but for the wider Donegal community.

# county-council - Tuesday 13 September, 2011

Davis will not follow Gallagher's lead of asking councils to drop support

Seán Gallagher has asked three councils to withdraw their support, so that they can nominate others – but Mary Davis won’t.

# county-council - Thursday 8 September, 2011

Column: Emigrated? Well, good luck coming home again…

Sinead Moran came back to Ireland from Australia – and met a wall of hostile bureaucracy. She writes about her experiences.

# county-council - Thursday 11 August, 2011

Pound denies plan to put animals to rest

Six dogs at Cavan’s county pound are to be handed over to SPCA, so that a staff member can take holidays. Efforts to permanently re-home all the dogs are being made.

# county-council - 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.

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