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Development of almost 600 social and affordable homes at Dublin site one step closer after council votes to transfer land
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Development of almost 600 social and affordable homes at Dublin site one step closer after council votes to transfer land

Nov 11th 2020, 6:48 PM 40,879 Views 11 Comments

Planning permission for the development was secured earlier this year.

"We have no say on what happens in our town": The true extent of tree felling by local authorities
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# Cut Down To Size

"We have no say on what happens in our town": The true extent of tree felling by local authorities

Jan 20th 2020, 12:06 AM 42,347 Views 54 Comments

The first part of Noteworthy’s in-depth investigation reveals that over 10,000 trees have been cut down by councils since 2015 with many having incomplete records.

Strategy and specialists in short supply when it comes to saving public trees
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Strategy and specialists in short supply when it comes to saving public trees

Jan 20th 2020, 12:05 AM 11,987 Views 5 Comments

The second part of Noteworthy’s in-depth investigation explores the reasons behind tree cutting including a lack of policy and expertise.

'What price democracy?': Why most county councils keep their meetings offline
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'What price democracy?': Why most county councils keep their meetings offline

Jul 26th 2019, 12:05 AM 14,892 Views 29 Comments

Just four of 31 local authorities offer webcasting of their proceedings.

Plans approved for €1 billion development in former ghost town Cherrywood
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Plans approved for €1 billion development in former ghost town Cherrywood

May 31st 2018, 1:09 PM 29,633 Views 60 Comments

The developers say that it will be “the largest single urban development project in Ireland”.

Council told to pay Traveller family €20,000 after refusing them access to housing list
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Council told to pay Traveller family €20,000 after refusing them access to housing list

May 11th 2018, 6:05 AM 30,347 Views 0 Comments

The council had deemed the family to not be ‘normally resident’ as they were illegally living in a caravan on private property.

Clare Co Council looking at idea of 'autonomous cars' to address rural transport issues
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# Thinking Big

Clare Co Council looking at idea of 'autonomous cars' to address rural transport issues

Mar 11th 2018, 7:45 AM 20,155 Views 34 Comments

The council is exploring the concept of both an Uber-style system and the use of driverless cars and has gotten €25,000 in funding to do so.

Over €7 million paid out to cover cost of Storm Ophelia damage
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# Clean-up Costs

Over €7 million paid out to cover cost of Storm Ophelia damage

Jan 2nd 2018, 1:39 PM 7,794 Views 5 Comments

Local authorities in Cork received €3 million to repair the damage done by the ex-hurricane Ophelia.

Family living without running water sue Donegal County Council after it deferred housing support
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# Housing Support

Family living without running water sue Donegal County Council after it deferred housing support

Sep 19th 2017, 4:32 PM 13,448 Views 29 Comments

The Traveller family had been told that they presented a risk of engaging in anti-social behaviour.

High Court throws out case of homeless mother who was sleeping in a tent outside council building
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# Carlow

High Court throws out case of homeless mother who was sleeping in a tent outside council building

Aug 14th 2017, 3:19 PM 57,538 Views 148 Comments

The woman had argued the council had failed to provide her with emergency housing, but the local authority said it doesn’t have the necessary resources.

'Dr Seuss or a librarian in Cashel?': Council workers are having the craic on Twitter today
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# Unsung Heroes

'Dr Seuss or a librarian in Cashel?': Council workers are having the craic on Twitter today

Mar 7th 2017, 5:11 PM 9,786 Views 6 Comments

‘Our Council Day’ has been showcasing the work of firefighters, librarians and other behind-the-scenes employees.

Safety review of Donegal piers to begin after tragic death of family
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# Buncrana Tragedy

Safety review of Donegal piers to begin after tragic death of family

Dec 23rd 2016, 2:56 PM 8,852 Views 3 Comments

Donegal County Council is to carry out the review.

Hackers tried to steal €4 million from Meath County Council
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# Royal Crime

Hackers tried to steal €4 million from Meath County Council

Dec 17th 2016, 3:37 PM 14,084 Views 23 Comments

The attempt involved the theft of the identity of chief executive Jackie Maguire

Major traffic disruption in Galway after collapse of road drain in city centre
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# Sinkhole

Major traffic disruption in Galway after collapse of road drain in city centre

May 9th 2016, 1:58 PM 25,468 Views 13 Comments

Three streets have been closed in the city following the collapse.

17 dogs, including 10 puppies, rescued from cramped cages at Rosslare Harbour
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17 dogs, including 10 puppies, rescued from cramped cages at Rosslare Harbour

Oct 28th 2015, 8:15 PM 17,218 Views 24 Comments

A female German Shepherd who was in pup gave birth hours after being rescued.

A Kerry coastal community is cut off following a cliff landslide
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# Rossbeigh

A Kerry coastal community is cut off following a cliff landslide

Sep 17th 2015, 9:10 AM 16,589 Views 20 Comments

17 houses at Rossbeigh are inaccessible by road following major subsidence on the Cliff Road earlier this week.

Is this Ireland's daftest disabled parking space?
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# Meath

Is this Ireland's daftest disabled parking space?

May 6th 2015, 6:10 AM 35,126 Views 29 Comments

No, it’s a bus stop it seems. Not that that’s all that much better…

These are the new plans for Dun Laoghaire's derelict baths
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# Take A Dip

These are the new plans for Dun Laoghaire's derelict baths

Mar 24th 2015, 12:58 PM 17,474 Views 24 Comments

What do you think of them?

Well, this council sign made an absolute balls of spelling 'September'
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# Ermahgerd

Well, this council sign made an absolute balls of spelling 'September'

Aug 26th 2014, 3:10 PM 4,436 Views 0 Comments

Seriously. A total balls.

How much does your local council chief earn every year?
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# Show Me The Money

How much does your local council chief earn every year?

Jul 11th 2014, 1:07 PM 16,373 Views 43 Comments

New figures show that 216 local authority staff earn over €100,000 a year…

Strike action at South Dublin County Council deferred after LRC intervention
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# Pay Cuts

Strike action at South Dublin County Council deferred after LRC intervention

Jun 25th 2014, 5:35 PM 6,170 Views 11 Comments

Further industrial action, which resulted in the closure of council offices, was planned for tomorrow.

It's easier than you think to turn an empty building into a creative space
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# Art At Home

It's easier than you think to turn an empty building into a creative space

Jun 22nd 2014, 4:30 PM 14,978 Views 15 Comments

That’s according to the creators of a new ‘one-stop-shop’ DIY guide to creating live/work units in empty spaces.

How does your local council spend its money?
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How does your local council spend its money?

Jun 2nd 2014, 8:00 AM 12,082 Views 31 Comments

A new website gives a breakdown of how much each local authority in Ireland gets and where the money goes.

Council steps in to stop Adamstown becoming a 'ghost' town
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# Kickstart

Council steps in to stop Adamstown becoming a 'ghost' town

Feb 10th 2014, 6:55 PM 25,033 Views 49 Comments

One councillor said he hoped the changes will help kick-start sustainable development in the area.

Local authorities issue 99 mortgage approvals this year
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# Property Ladder

Local authorities issue 99 mortgage approvals this year

Dec 9th 2013, 3:00 PM 12,396 Views 16 Comments

If you have been turned down for a bank loan you can apply for a loan from your local authority.

Local Government Fund expenditure estimated at €1.21bn this year
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# Local Government

Local Government Fund expenditure estimated at €1.21bn this year

Nov 16th 2013, 7:15 AM 3,988 Views 8 Comments

The General Purpose Grant that funds the day-to-day activities of local councils has been steadily falling for most councils for the last three years.

Clare council to text people about road closures, bad weather and more
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# Text Alert

Clare council to text people about road closures, bad weather and more

Nov 14th 2013, 6:55 AM 4,694 Views 19 Comments

The council is following in the lead of Cork City Council, which launched a weather alert system last year.

Motion of no confidence in Wicklow county manager after firefighter deaths fine
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# No Confidence

Motion of no confidence in Wicklow county manager after firefighter deaths fine

Nov 10th 2013, 5:37 PM 12,424 Views 20 Comments

Last month a fine of €355,000 was handed down to the council over the 2007 deaths.

Man pays parking ticket with 5c coins
# Cents And Sensibility
# Cents And Sensibility

Man pays parking ticket with 5c coins

Sep 27th 2013, 6:00 PM 29,168 Views 76 Comments

And, it has to be said, is pretty rude about it.

'Sinkholes' on Co Mayo strand pose "no danger" to public, council insists
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# Corrib Gas Pipeline

'Sinkholes' on Co Mayo strand pose "no danger" to public, council insists

Jul 17th 2013, 7:30 AM 11,851 Views 48 Comments

Locals and campaigners from “Shell to Sea” erected homemade signs at Sruwaddacon Bay at the weekend to warn walkers of the phenomenon.

Labour has lost its core values, says resigning councillor
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# Tensions

Labour has lost its core values, says resigning councillor

Mar 16th 2013, 7:00 AM 6,319 Views 56 Comments

Bobby Fitzgerald said the policy being pursued by the national party is leading to “untold hardship”.

Developer ordered to complete Co Wicklow estate
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# Wicklow

Developer ordered to complete Co Wicklow estate

Feb 24th 2013, 1:40 PM 14,754 Views 13 Comments

An order was made by the Circuit Court this week on the issue. The local council has refused to refund bonds on three other developments completed by the developer.

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

Mixed response to Hogan's plans for local council cull

Oct 16th 2012, 7:11 PM 7,939 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
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# Local Government

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

Oct 16th 2012, 6:21 PM 8,959 Views 82 Comments

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

An Taisce says it saved State from €752m in impaired loans
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# An Taisce

An Taisce says it saved State from €752m in impaired loans

Apr 17th 2012, 6:30 AM 2,296 Views 24 Comments

The National Heritage body said its successful appeals against unsustainable planning applications over the past decade have saved the State between €505 – €752 million.

New York most popular St Patrick's Day trip for councillors
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# St Patrick's Day

New York most popular St Patrick's Day trip for councillors

Mar 10th 2012, 8:30 AM 4,600 Views 22 Comments

We know that Government ministers are heading far afield to spread green greetings this week – but so too are local councillors…

Councillor 'more than optimistic' about Harps' future after €20k motion is passed
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# Boost

Councillor 'more than optimistic' about Harps' future after €20k motion is passed

Nov 29th 2011, 2:20 PM 255 Views 3 Comments

Martin Harley has told TheScore.ie that the financial boost was not just important for the club, but for the wider Donegal community.

Davis will not follow Gallagher's lead of asking councils to drop support
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# Race For The Áras

Davis will not follow Gallagher's lead of asking councils to drop support

Sep 13th 2011, 3:22 PM 1,736 Views 22 Comments

Seán Gallagher has asked three councils to withdraw their support, so that they can nominate others – but Mary Davis won’t.

Column: Emigrated? Well, good luck coming home again…
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Column: Emigrated? Well, good luck coming home again…

Sep 8th 2011, 7:40 AM 375 Views 89 Comments

Sinead Moran came back to Ireland from Australia – and met a wall of hostile bureaucracy. She writes about her experiences.

Pound denies plan to put animals to rest
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# POUND

Pound denies plan to put animals to rest

Aug 11th 2011, 5:22 PM 1,711 Views 6 Comments

Six dogs at Cavan’s county pound are to be handed over to SPCA, so that a staff member can take holidays. Efforts to permanently re-home all the dogs are being made.

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