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#Town councils

# town-councils - Sunday 2 July, 2017

# town-councils - 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.

Fianna Fáil wants to bring back town councils - three years after we scrapped them

Town councils were abolished by former Minister Phil Hogan in 2014.

# town-councils - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

War of words between Lucinda and councillor over 'spectacular u-turn'

The Renua Ireland leader has hit back at a hypocrisy claim, calling it “bizarre”.

# town-councils - Thursday 12 June, 2014

Retiring town councillors will be paid around €4.6 million

The payment will be offset by long-term savings says Phil Hogan.

# town-councils - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

"Arrogant" Phil Hogan's visit to be greeted with protest by Letterkenny councillors

Councillors are up in arms over plans to scrap the local authority. The town’s mayor will mention the issue in a speech attended by Hogan on Friday.

# town-councils - Friday 21 June, 2013

Councils take €311 million hit as commercial rates are written off

Figures published by Phil Hogan reveal the extent of the financial hit taken by councils as local enterprise goes under.

# town-councils - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

Column: Proposals to overhaul the local authority system will hurt community development

The LEADER programme has been a shining example of community and rural development for 20 years. Why is Minister Hogan trying to wind it down, asks Chris Byrne.

# town-councils - Tuesday 15 January, 2013

Hogan responds to outcry over plans to abolish town councils

The Minister said that councils would be given more powers – even though there would be fewer councillors.

# town-councils - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

14 TDs could face sanction for not declaring council pay-offs Exclusive

The Dáil’s committee on members interests says TDs failed to honour their obligations by leaving their former council jobs out of their annual Register of Members’ Interests.

# town-councils - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

Poll: Do you agree with the local government reforms? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree with the local government reforms?

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

# town-councils - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

# town-councils - Wednesday 12 September, 2012

Dáil committee to discuss whether TDs are in breach of ethics laws Exclusive

The public ethics watchdog believes TDs should declare council positions if they receive a severance pay-off – but of 22 TDs and Senators, only four did so.

# town-councils - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

Councils face cull as Hogan reveals plans for local government reform

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

# town-councils - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

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

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

# town-councils - Saturday 11 February, 2012

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

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

# town-councils - Sunday 28 August, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday

In your Sunday Fix: Joan Burton has strong words for the banks; the latest on the storms hitting the US east coast; John Halligan on the presidency; and glory for the Boys in Blue…

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

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’.