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# Putting People First

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Council of Europe report criticises power of local government in Ireland
Dublin’s 53 extra councillors will cost €1.5 million every year
Column: Proposals to overhaul the local authority system will hurt community development
Chris Byrne
Mixed response to Hogan's plans for local council cull
Councils will be able to set their own rate of property tax
Number of local authorities to be slashed from 114 to 31