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#Local politics

# local-politics - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Poll: Do you want town councils to be brought back? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you want town councils to be brought back?

It’s estimated it will cost around €15 million to bring back town councils.

# local-politics - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

"Your local property tax shouldn't be used to buy bling for anyone"

A plan to buy a chain of office has been criticised.

# local-politics - Friday 31 October, 2014

Waterford politicians issue warning against vigilantism after Roma mob

The public representatives feel the city’s reputation has been tarnished.

# local-politics - Thursday 21 August, 2014

Galway councillor says jobs on new motorway should go to Irish people first

Michael Fahy says he is not against people from the EU getting jobs in Ireland but that local people should be given priority.

# local-politics - Friday 9 May, 2014

Oversight and Audit Commission to scrutinise local government spending

Minister Phil Hogan is looking for expressions of interest from people suitable to sit on the Commission.

# local-politics - Friday 4 April, 2014

# local-politics - Monday 31 March, 2014

Column: Voting down a plebiscite for a directly-elected Dublin mayor would be bad for democracy

All four local authorities in the country have to agree on whether to put the issue to the people on the same day as the local and European elections.

# local-politics - 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-politics - Friday 26 October, 2012

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

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

# local-politics - Monday 9 April, 2012

Column: Being known as ‘Miriam in the wheelchair’ still annoys me

Miriam Murphy wanted to change things for people with disabilities – so she went into politics. Here she explains how she did it.

# local-politics - Thursday 12 January, 2012

Ennis is not a racist town - Mayor

Mayor Michael Guilfoyle defended the Clare town after a man was jailed for 9 months for a racist attack on a taxi driver in the town.

# local-politics - Wednesday 11 January, 2012

Column: Abolish the Seanad? Here's a better idea to fix our political system

Parish-pump politics is crippling our democracy – so Simon Tuohy offers a radical new proposal to fix the system.

# local-politics - Friday 16 September, 2011

Irish voters trust Gardaí and RTÉ most, banks and political parties least

Results of a comprehensive survey of Irish voters also show that people want fewer TDs, value local interaction highly, and don’t want the electoral system to change.