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#Local Authorities

# local-authorities - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Controversial Poolbeg plan gets green light from EU

But TD Kevin Humphreys still thinks the plans should be scrapped, saying today it is a waste of taxpayers’ money.

# local-authorities - Thursday 24 April, 2014

Poll: Should people living in areas with more businesses pay less property tax? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should people living in areas with more businesses pay less property tax?

Reports today suggest that Fine Gael could be committing to this as part of their local elections manifesto.

# local-authorities - Friday 4 April, 2014

Over 3,500 dogs were put down by pounds last year

That’s a fall of 28 per cent compared to 2012.

# local-authorities - Monday 31 March, 2014

Local authorities haven't collected over €355 million owed to them

In 2012, arrears increased by €33 million, or approximately 10 per cent, compared to 2011, where rates arrears came to €323 million.

# local-authorities - Friday 28 March, 2014

Column: Gerrymandering accusations pale in comparison to new plan for regional authorities

Fine Gael stand to wield an inordinate and undemocratic level of influence under the new system being introduced by Minister Hogan, writes Green Party leader Eamon Ryan.

# local-authorities - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Local authorities get cash to spruce up public spaces ahead of tourist season

Minister Hogan has announced a total of €2.975 million in funding.

# local-authorities - Sunday 16 March, 2014

€373m spent in three years on private rental properties for social housing

A further €66.9 million has already been spent this year on another leasing initiative that involving private rental property.

# local-authorities - Friday 7 March, 2014

Storm repair funding announced for 11 more counties

A total of €70 million has been allocated to help local authorities repair roads and restore coastal protection.

# local-authorities - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

€20m fund to assist distressed local authority mortgage holders

The new fund will move people onto the mortgage to rent scheme for those who have unsustainable mortgages.

# local-authorities - Sunday 9 February, 2014

Emergency services and local authorities remain on high alert over flooding

The orange weather alert has been lifted but more stormy weather is expected over the next week.

# local-authorities - Monday 3 February, 2014

Dublin councils are owed €32 million in water charges

A South Dublin councillor says the figures raise questions over the transfer of Irish Water.

# local-authorities - Sunday 2 February, 2014

Gilmore would support councils cutting property tax by 15 per cent

The Tánaiste said this option for local authorities was already part of the legislation and can be used in areas where property values are high and so revenue collected is higher.

# local-authorities - Friday 17 January, 2014

Councils get ten million euro to spend on ghost estates

Families are still living in 992 ghost estates in Ireland.

# local-authorities - Saturday 11 January, 2014

Clare coast worst hit by storms with repair works to cost over €23m

Local authorities across the country are in the midst of a clean up following the recent severe storms.

# local-authorities - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Donegal councillors have to agree a budget next Monday - or they'll be removed

And Phil ‘Big Phil’ Hogan will be doing the removal…

# local-authorities - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Local authorities will outline priorities for storm repair funding

The response to the storms will first be assessed by local authorities before a preliminary report is then brought to Government next week.

# local-authorities - Friday 3 January, 2014

Local government model and funding to "change considerably" this year

When Irish Water takes over water services, Minister Hogan said local authorities will have lower funding needs.

# local-authorities - Thursday 2 January, 2014

Department spent over €50m in two years on making vacant homes habitable

While local authorities are responsible for repairs and maintenances on their housing stock, the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government has been funding retrofitting of vacant homes.

# local-authorities - Wednesday 1 January, 2014

Over €815,000 paid to coroners by local authorities in one year

The largest retainers – amounting to more than €44,000 – paid by a local authority was in Cork.

# local-authorities - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

Horse owners 'should get financial help' to tackle unwanted equine problems

Senator Fidelma Healy-Eames has said that local authorities have spent millions on disposing unwanted horses.

# local-authorities - Monday 18 November, 2013

Revealed: Here are the powers a directly-elected Dublin mayor could have

A directly-elected mayor would appoint a cabinet of politicians and non-politicians to administer the Dublin Metropolitan Region with responsibility for a wide range of areas, according to a draft report.

# local-authorities - Saturday 2 November, 2013

Authorities 'should offer compensation to restaurants' over water restrictions

The Restaurants Association of Ireland said that the restrictions are causing a loss to the restaurant industry of €400,000 per day.

# local-authorities - Thursday 31 October, 2013

Council: water will take time to come back - and may look cloudy

People in Dublin have been warned that their water may look brown, orange or yellow when the supply is switched back on in the morning.

Council of Europe report criticises power of local government in Ireland

The European Council report says that Ireland has improved, but needs to devolve more power to local authorities.

# local-authorities - Monday 16 September, 2013

Over to you: Dubliners asked for their thoughts on a directly elected mayor

A plebiscite vote will be held next year asking Dubliners whether they want an elected mayor or not.

# local-authorities - Sunday 15 September, 2013

Dublin authorities seek feedback on mayor plan

A recent poll suggests over 60 per cent of Dubs want an elected first citizen, but views are being sought on just what powers that mayor would have.

# local-authorities - Wednesday 21 August, 2013

New infographic shows extent of homeless problem in Dublin area

The stats have been compiled based on the ‘Pathway to Home’ system, which includes figures from groups like Focus Ireland and the Peter McVerry Trust.

# local-authorities - Monday 22 July, 2013

Dublin’s 53 extra councillors will cost €1.5 million every year

The addition of more councillors in Dublin’s four local authorities will cost more but Phil Hogan insists there will be overall savings of over €3.6 million under his reforms.

# local-authorities - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

Just 18 companies will now run the rural transport scheme

A major overhaul of the Rural Transport Programme was announced today with opposition TD saying it could mean a reduction in services.

# local-authorities - Saturday 29 June, 2013

Pearse Doherty: We'd have a better economy in a United Ireland

The Sinn Féin TD says that many of the arguments against uniting North and south are based on misinformation and argues that a border poll needs to happen before the end of the decade.

# local-authorities - Monday 27 May, 2013

40 hours to go until property tax deadline

Around 1.1 million homeowners have so far paid the charge.

# local-authorities - Monday 20 May, 2013

New road maintenance scheme asks local communities to contribute funding

The government is investing €10.6 million in the scheme but communities will have to come up with the rest of the €14 million to repair the roads.

# local-authorities - Saturday 13 April, 2013

Huge variations in payment of dog fines by local authorities

Figures from 2012 show payment rates varied from full compliance to just 3.6 per cent.

# local-authorities - Thursday 11 April, 2013

88 convictions for dog control offences in 2012

A total of 3,540 on-the-spot fines were issued in 2012 for offences like dog fouling and failure to pay a dog licence.

# local-authorities - Friday 15 March, 2013

Property developers owe €750million in levies to local authorities

New figures released by Minister of State Jan O’Sullivan show that €312,483,594.87 is owed by long term debtors to local authorities.

# local-authorities - Tuesday 12 February, 2013

Column: Social housing in Ireland has reached ground zero

Despite demand being at an all-time high, funding for social housing has almost disappeared. If we commence building and utilise NAMA properties we can reduce waiting lists and stimulate the construction industry, writes Donal McManus.

# local-authorities - Friday 1 February, 2013

Open thread: Is your local road as bad as this one?

This is the road travelled by one reader every day is referred to locally as ‘The road to Baghdad’. Can you beat it?

# local-authorities - Friday 11 January, 2013

Commission calls for legal rules requiring Councils to break even Exclusive

Right now councils only have an informal requirement to balance their books – something the Troika wants addressed.

# local-authorities - Sunday 6 January, 2013

Unpaid Household Charge will be automatically added to Property Tax

Michael Noonan says the system is an “important assurance for compliant tax payers” that non-payment is not an option.

# local-authorities - Wednesday 2 January, 2013

Column: Let’s address Ireland’s problems this year, as well as our own

Our towns and cities are hamstrung by budget cuts – but a new initiative could help find solutions and save money, writes Barry Flinn.