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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
'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.
'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.
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.
'Progress' has been made with residents over Rockville Drive halting site
The council has been in discussion with a group of residents since Wednesday.
Moyross Priest slams "scandalous" demolition of houses in Limerick
Fr Tony O’Riordan said that work on new builds is welcome but “painfully slow”.
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.
Workers threaten to strike over Roscommon Council's 'bullyboy tactics'
Up to 150 employees are unhappy with measures being implemented by the local authority.
The cleanest town in Ireland is...
They’ve won three years in a row now.
Irish Water is asking councils for information on their tenants
The company says it needs to have an up to date database.
Galway County Council calls on Government to suspend water charges
The motion was put forward by Independent Councillor James Charity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It's older than the Renaissance and printed books, but after 817 years Limerick City Council is no more
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.
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.
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 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.
It’s over: Dublin water restrictions to be lifted from tonight
However water pressure will remain low in the evenings over the coming weeks.
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.
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?
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.
New €32 million investment in over 260 social housing units
The Minister for Housing says that the investments will “support jobs in every county”.
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.
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.
The Evening Fix... now with added tweets from ten years ago
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
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…
Hogan rules out extension to household charge registrations
“Everybody knew what the deadline was,” says the environment minister.
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.
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.
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.