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# local-authority - Sunday 12 January, 2020

Sink or swim: Ireland's public swimming pools need a lifeline - here's why

The ebb and flow of government funding is the core problem facing public pools.

# local-authority - Thursday 29 November, 2018

Call to tackle 'significant underrepresentation' of women in senior council roles

Just under three in 10 Chief Executive (28%) and Director of Services (26%) roles in local authorities nationally are held by women.

# local-authority - Sunday 27 May, 2018

Foreman, accused of pushing co-worker down stairs and kicking him in the head, fails in appeal against demotion

In the aftermath of being investigated for a number of alleged disciplinary infractions, the man was suspended without pay and lost his foreman status.

# local-authority - 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.

# local-authority - Sunday 6 May, 2018

Worker alleged to have taken 202 days sick leave in five years loses unfair dismissal case

The man disputed the absenteeism records kept by his former employer, and sought to be reinstated.

# local-authority - Thursday 15 March, 2018

'It's a gagging order': Department tells councillors not to discuss private planning applications

'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.

# local-authority - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

Cork councillor with young baby back at work after discovering she's not entitled to maternity leave

Legislation states that a representative must resign if they haven’t attended a meeting in six months.

# local-authority - Friday 15 September, 2017

'Follow him home and burn him out': Records reveal abuse and assaults suffered by traffic wardens

Over a seven-month period there were 20 incidents in Navan, including a number of threats and physical assaults.

# local-authority - 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.

# local-authority - Wednesday 14 September, 2016

Why does Starbucks keep opening stores without planning permission?

Multiple outlets of the international coffee chain have fallen foul of planning laws in recent months.

# local-authority - Saturday 17 October, 2015

'Progress' has been made with residents over Rockville Drive halting site

The council has been in discussion with a group of residents since Wednesday.

# local-authority - Monday 25 May, 2015

Moyross Priest slams "scandalous" demolition of houses in Limerick

Fr Tony O’Riordan said that work on new builds is welcome but “painfully slow”.

# local-authority - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

The Meath councillor dishing out grit from the boot of his car

Paddy Meade has gone against the advice of the local authority in delivering the grit.

# local-authority - Friday 9 January, 2015

Workers threaten to strike over Roscommon Council's 'bullyboy tactics'

Up to 150 employees are unhappy with measures being implemented by the local authority.

# local-authority - Monday 5 January, 2015

The cleanest town in Ireland is...

They’ve won three years in a row now.

# local-authority - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Irish Water is asking councils for information on their tenants

The company says it needs to have an up to date database.

# local-authority - Saturday 25 October, 2014

Galway County Council calls on Government to suspend water charges

The motion was put forward by Independent Councillor James Charity.

# local-authority - Thursday 3 July, 2014

Literacy to be targeted with the 'priority it deserves' at local level

A new initiative will see local authorities form action plans to tackle literacy levels in local communities.

# local-authority - 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.

# local-authority - 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.

# local-authority - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

Opinion: We can't afford to take a single job for granted, as recent painful history has shown

All too often businesses fail for lack of advice or appropriate mentoring at their early stages – Local Enterprise Offices are responding to this need.

Dublin City Council to take over Ballymun Shopping Centre

There had been fears about the future of the shopping centre after Tesco shut its doors.

# local-authority - Monday 28 April, 2014

# local-authority - Thursday 20 March, 2014

Piers and harbours around the country are getting a facelift with €23m funding

More than 115 piers, harbours and slipways damaged during the recent storms are getting funding for repair work.

# local-authority - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

30 Dublin councillors don't know how they feel about a directly-elected mayor

In a survey released today, 43 out of 129 councillors said they were in favour of proposals.

# local-authority - Saturday 21 December, 2013

Here's how much Poolbeg is worth now (and how much has been spent on it)

The costs of the proposed Poolbeg incinerator are now approaching €100 million – but construction is still yet to begin.

# local-authority - 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.

# local-authority - Thursday 7 November, 2013

It’s over: Dublin water restrictions to be lifted from tonight

However water pressure will remain low in the evenings over the coming weeks.

# local-authority - Sunday 3 November, 2013

Mortgage holders who give up homes in arrears will be allowed on housing lists

If homeowners go through the Mortgage Arrears Resolution Process, they will be allowed apply for social housing, Minister of State Jan O’Sullivan has confirmed.

# local-authority - Thursday 12 September, 2013

The 4 October referendums: Just five days to make sure you're registered

The closing date to get on the register is next Tuesday. So, what do you need to do to ensure you’re on the list?

# local-authority - Saturday 17 August, 2013

Outgoing Sligo county manager will receive €270,000 severance package

A Sligo county councillor says that there is “no justification” for the payment, given the “shambles” the council’s finances are in.

# local-authority - Thursday 15 August, 2013

New €32 million investment in over 260 social housing units

The Minister for Housing says that the investments will “support jobs in every county”.

# local-authority - Friday 5 April, 2013

Column: This property tax is callous and a breach in democratic norms

The Government has no democratic mandate from the electorate for a property tax. In fact, they were elected on the very opposite of commitments, writes Kieran Allen.

# local-authority - Sunday 11 November, 2012

Dublin Lord Mayor: "I have a professional disregard for the legal classes"

The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Councillor Naoise Ó Muirí, reflects on his first four months in the position, and why he feels it’s his duty to say what’s on his mind.

# local-authority - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with added tweets from ten years ago

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

# local-authority - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

Poll: Have you experienced anti-social behaviour in your area? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you experienced anti-social behaviour in your area?

New data from local authorities around the country has revealed that almost 1,500 complaints about anti-social behaviour have been logged. We want to know if you’ve witnessed anything in your neighbourhood…

# local-authority - Thursday 3 May, 2012

Hogan rules out extension to household charge registrations

“Everybody knew what the deadline was,” says the environment minister.

# local-authority - Saturday 28 April, 2012

Less than a million properties registered for household charge

Nearly a month after the deadline for the €100 tax, the government is still some way off its target of raising €160 million to fund local authorities.

# local-authority - Wednesday 28 March, 2012

Homeowners warned over bogus household charge collectors

Con artists are reportedly using the household charge deadline as a way to extort money from residents in some areas.

# local-authority - Tuesday 3 January, 2012

12 jobs lost as clamping ends in Cork

The city’s authority is coping with an €11m cut to its annual budget – and clamping contract is one of the things to go.

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