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# local-councils - Thursday 21 May, 2020

The tax to try prevent property owners from hoarding land was only collected by 1 in 8 councils last year

There was over €2 million outstanding due to councils under the vacant site levy at the beginning of this year.

# local-councils - Saturday 16 May, 2020

Coronavirus has forced some councils to take a new approach to local democracy

Some are sitting, some aren’t – how are councils in Dublin responding to Covid-19?

# local-councils - Friday 20 March, 2020

Local authorities agree deferral of rates payments for businesses impacted by coronavirus outbreak

Each authority will manage repayment schedules with businesses into the future.

# local-councils - Monday 26 August, 2019

Local councils tasked with rolling out 1,000 on-street electric car charge points over the next 5 years

There are currently almost 1,100 public charge points available across the island of Ireland.

# local-councils - Tuesday 28 May, 2019

Who is my local councillor? Here is a full list of all the seats

A comprehensive list of everyone who has nabbed a seat.

# local-councils - Monday 10 July, 2017

Retailers say the rates they have to pay are way too high and it's damaging business

Retail Ireland has called for urgent reform of the rates system.

# local-councils - Thursday 11 July, 2013

Local authorities have saved over €800 million since 2012

Payroll costs at county and city councils have been cut by €561 million since 2008.

# local-councils - Friday 21 June, 2013

Councils take €311 million hit as commercial rates are written off

Figures published by Phil Hogan reveal the extent of the financial hit taken by councils as local enterprise goes under.

# local-councils - Friday 4 January, 2013

Poll: Should ministers lobby councils on behalf of individual constituents? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should ministers lobby councils on behalf of individual constituents?

Ministers have sent almost a thousand letters to local authorities on behalf of constituents since taking office. Do you think they should?

# local-councils - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

# local-councils - Friday 11 May, 2012

Government to block Bill allowing TDs to scrutinise council spending

The government says proposals by Fianna Fail’s John McGuinness would hamper the government’s own plan for reforms.