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# Local councils

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Councillors around the country are to get a pay rise in July under plans agreed by Cabinet
The tax to try prevent property owners from hoarding land was only collected by 1 in 8 councils last year
Coronavirus has forced some councils to take a new approach to local democracy
Local authorities agree deferral of rates payments for businesses impacted by coronavirus outbreak
Local councils tasked with rolling out 1,000 on-street electric car charge points over the next 5 years
Who is my local councillor? Here is a full list of all the seats
Retailers say the rates they have to pay are way too high and it's damaging business
Local authorities have saved over €800 million since 2012
Councils take €311 million hit as commercial rates are written off
Poll: Should ministers lobby councils on behalf of individual constituents?
Government to block Bill allowing TDs to scrutinise council spending