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This year
2024
New national plan to manage and prevent waste in Ireland to be launched today
FactCheck: People registered to vote don’t need to reapply or submit ‘additional information’
Last year
2023
What's happening in the plans for a directly elected mayor for Dublin?
Limerick to vote for Ireland's first directly elected mayor in 2024
Dozens more inspectors needed to tackle the 'wicked problem' of farm water pollution
Poll: Is there enough coverage of NI elections across the island?
Sinn Féin storming ahead in historic Northern Ireland local election
Gardaí begin enquiries into 'alleged breaches of the Local Government Act' in Munster region
FG councillor taking legal advice as she claims council is 'blocking' broadcasting meetings
All time
A useful guide to Ireland's planning system and how to have your say on proposed developments
Michael Pidgeon: Why the left - including Sinn Féin - should support property taxes
Michael Pidgeon
Government signs-off on plan for directly elected mayor for Limerick
Maternity leave for councillors to be examined by all-female group
Over €140,000 given to 23 projects to help women and people from minority groups become councillors
Amsterdam has banned tour groups from sex workers’ windows in red light district
Cabinet approve citizens' assemblies on gender equality and Dublin's local government
Opinion: Directly elected mayors would be good for democracy
Deiric Ó Broin
Varadkar backs London's directly elected mayor model for Dublin
Call to tackle 'significant underrepresentation' of women in senior council roles
Opinion: Cutting constituency sizes will cut left wing councillors by 75% and women by 25%
Oliver Moran
Calls for homes on AirBnB to be registered with local councils
Opinion: Ireland's weakness is a lack of indigenous businesses
Professor Eoin O'Leary
Councillors across the country are getting a pay rise (except for ones in Dublin, Cork and Galway)
Plans to merge libraries criticised as 'wholly shoddy and unacceptable'
Workers threaten to strike over Roscommon Council's 'bullyboy tactics'
Advocacy service for deaf people closes after funding cut, leaves '5,000 at risk'
From today there are just 31 local authorities in Ireland
Oversight and Audit Commission to scrutinise local government spending
Ibec aren't a political party, but if they were, this is what their local election manifesto would say
Local authorities haven't collected over €355 million owed to them
Local authorities get cash to spruce up public spaces ahead of tourist season
Poll: Do you plan to vote in the local elections?
Donegal councillors have to agree a budget next Monday - or they'll be removed
Local authorities will outline priorities for storm repair funding
Windows in rented accommodation are not inspected for safety
Local government model and funding to "change considerably" this year
Dáil debates bill to deal with 'crisis in Irish towns'
Local Government Fund expenditure estimated at €1.21bn this year
"Arrogant" Phil Hogan's visit to be greeted with protest by Letterkenny councillors
Council of Europe report criticises power of local government in Ireland