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# local-government - Friday 26 October, 2012

Column: Council reform will discourage women – and help the old boys
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Council reform will discourage women – and help the old boys

Oct 26th 2012, 1:06 PM 26 Views 18 Comments

The changes to councils will reinforce the dominance of the three major parties, says Fine Gael councillor Mick Glynn.

# local-government - Thursday 25 October, 2012

Ireland failing to tackle corruption, claims report
# Transparency
# Transparency

Ireland failing to tackle corruption, claims report

Oct 25th 2012, 12:00 PM 6,291 Views 15 Comments

Media plurality, a regulator for charities and transparency in how people are appointed to State bodies all issues highlighted by Transparency International Ireland.

# local-government - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

Directly elected mayor still a possibility for Dublin - but not before 2014
# Lord Mayor Of Dublin
# Lord Mayor Of Dublin

Directly elected mayor still a possibility for Dublin - but not before 2014

Oct 17th 2012, 5:20 PM 3,200 Views 13 Comments

Draft legislation that proposed a new type of mayor for Dublin had previously made it to the committee stage in late 2010 before being shelved.

Poll: Do you agree with the local government reforms?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you agree with the local government reforms?

Oct 17th 2012, 10:06 AM 5,104 Views 54 Comments

Major reforms to the structure of local government in Ireland were announced yesterday, but what do you think about them?

# local-government - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with added tweets from ten years ago
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

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

Oct 16th 2012, 8:04 PM 12,200 Views 7 Comments

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

Mixed response to Hogan's plans for local council cull
# Local Government
# Local Government

Mixed response to Hogan's plans for local council cull

Oct 16th 2012, 7:11 PM 7,932 Views 42 Comments

Political parties criticise plans to do away with town councils, but the response of others is a little more enthusiastic.

Councils will be able to set their own rate of property tax
# Local Government
# Local Government

Councils will be able to set their own rate of property tax

Oct 16th 2012, 6:21 PM 8,956 Views 82 Comments

Under the plans to reform local government unveiled today, different councils will be able to set different rates.

Significant reforms will see planning powers of councillors curtailed
# Local Government
# Local Government

Significant reforms will see planning powers of councillors curtailed

Oct 16th 2012, 2:28 PM 3,634 Views 11 Comments

Minister Phil Hogan said he wanted to remove the possibility of councillors abusing their power.

Number of local authorities to be slashed from 114 to 31
# Local Government
# Local Government

Number of local authorities to be slashed from 114 to 31

Oct 16th 2012, 1:07 PM 14,307 Views 83 Comments

That will see the number of council seats reduced from 1,627 to 950.

# local-government - Monday 15 October, 2012

Phil Hogan to bring local government reforms to Cabinet tomorrow
# Reform
# Reform

Phil Hogan to bring local government reforms to Cabinet tomorrow

Oct 15th 2012, 11:23 AM 4,292 Views 45 Comments

There are reports that the overhaul will include abolishing the power of councillors to overturn the decisions of planning officials.

# local-government - Saturday 18 August, 2012

Here is the week's news... skewed
# Current Affairs
From The Daily Edge
# Current Affairs

Here is the week's news... skewed

Aug 18th 2012, 6:00 PM 3,561 Views 0 Comments

BREAKING via The Mire wire: The GAA dismisses reports of vajazzling – and the Mars Curiosity rover faces a hostile reaction from the natives.

# local-government - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

Councils face cull as Hogan reveals plans for local government reform
# Councils
# Councils

Councils face cull as Hogan reveals plans for local government reform

Jul 25th 2012, 4:50 PM 6,456 Views 35 Comments

Phil Hogan says his reforms will see local services managed locally – with the number of councils being pulled back.

# local-government - Tuesday 10 July, 2012

Michael Healy-Rae on toilets and graveyards
# Grave Situation
# Grave Situation

Michael Healy-Rae on toilets and graveyards

Jul 10th 2012, 7:15 AM 5,886 Views 32 Comments

Michael Healy-Rae has asked the Government its views on installing toilets in graveyards in the interest of visitors.

# local-government - Friday 11 May, 2012

Government to block Bill allowing TDs to scrutinise council spending
# Local Authorities
# Local Authorities

Government to block Bill allowing TDs to scrutinise council spending

May 11th 2012, 11:24 AM 1,626 Views 21 Comments

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

# local-government - Friday 9 March, 2012

TheJournal.ie’s progress report for the Government: Political reform
# One Year In
# One Year In

TheJournal.ie’s progress report for the Government: Political reform

Mar 9th 2012, 2:00 AM 421 Views 1 Comment

The government has promised major political reform – but has it fulfilled its promises, one year in?

# local-government - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

The Daily Fix: Wednesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

Feb 22nd 2012, 8:10 PM 6,093 Views 3 Comments

Your nightly news round-up of the day’s biggest stories…

Column: ‘Everything local authorities touch turns into a fiasco’
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: ‘Everything local authorities touch turns into a fiasco’

Feb 22nd 2012, 7:30 PM 130 Views 57 Comments

The performance of local councils ranges from incompetent to corrupt – and we need them out, writes William Campbell.

# local-government - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

Column: Don’t trust the government? Then let’s put local people in power
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Don’t trust the government? Then let’s put local people in power

Feb 14th 2012, 7:33 AM 23 Views 48 Comments

Call them gombeens if you want – but handing money and power to local councils would help fix our democracy, writes Aaron McKenna.

# local-government - Saturday 11 February, 2012

Role of local authorities to be 'expanded', says Phil Hogan
# Local Authorities
# Local Authorities

Role of local authorities to be 'expanded', says Phil Hogan

Feb 11th 2012, 6:18 PM 4,045 Views 62 Comments

Meanwhile, a committee is to explore whether Waterford City and County Councils should be merged.

# local-government - Sunday 28 August, 2011

New report finds that town councils should be enhanced, not scrapped
# Town Councils
# Town Councils

New report finds that town councils should be enhanced, not scrapped

Aug 28th 2011, 3:14 PM 378 Views 11 Comments

The McCarthy report recommended the abolishment of town councils and a consolidation of local government, but a new study has said that the councils are just an ‘easy target’.

# local-government - Thursday 26 May, 2011

Croke Park targets for local government staffing 'already met'
# IMPACT Conference
# IMPACT Conference

Croke Park targets for local government staffing 'already met'

May 26th 2011, 3:30 PM 346 Views 0 Comments

IMPACT’s national secretary tells its annual conference that local government staffing targets for this year have been met already.

# local-government - Monday 21 February, 2011

Pothole politics not on the agenda after all...
# Pothole Ireland
# Pothole Ireland

Pothole politics not on the agenda after all...

Feb 21st 2011, 6:45 PM 1,422 Views 0 Comments

There’s a deficit of over €4bn in local government coffers which are going to hit basic services if not addressed by next government.