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

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

Cahir town, Ireland.
Cahir town, Ireland.
Image: Shutterstock/Douglas Pfeiffer

TOWN COUNCILS, WHICH were abolished in 2014, could be re-introduced.

A Fianna Fáil Bill aims to reinstate councils, stating that it will give a voice back to rural and urban areas.

The party’s spokesperson on Local Government, Shane Cassells, said under the Municipal District councils there are no dedicated or ring fenced town council budgets.

It’s estimated it will cost around €15 million to bring back town councils, with Cassells telling reporters today that councillors will most likely receive similar payments as they did back in 2014, which was about €50 per week after tax (around €2,400 per year).

It’s understood the government will not be opposing the Bill.

We want to know what you think? Do you think town councils served a purpose? Do you think the larger councils overlook small towns?

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


Poll Results:

No (4147)
Yes (3882)
I don't know (806)



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