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From TheJournal.ie Local councils tasked with rolling out 1,000 on-street electric car charge points over the next 5 years Electric Cars

Local councils tasked with rolling out 1,000 on-street electric car charge points over the next 5 years

There are currently almost 1,100 public charge points available across the island of Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie 10 local authorities failed to draw down funding for Traveller accommodation last year Department Of Housing

10 local authorities failed to draw down funding for Traveller accommodation last year

Of €12 million allocated to local authorities in 2018, only €6.2 million was drawn down.

From TheJournal.ie The myth of the free council house: 'We're not just handing them over, that would be crazy' Social Housing

The myth of the free council house: 'We're not just handing them over, that would be crazy'

Dublin City Council tenants paid a total of €78.3 million in rent last year.

From TheJournal.ie In Ireland, there is a 'widespread assumption' that your local TD or councillor can help you get a council house Waiting Lists

In Ireland, there is a 'widespread assumption' that your local TD or councillor can help you get a council house

A new report outlines a number of issues with local authority housing waiting lists in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Number of dogs being 'put down' by pounds falls by 40% Euthanisation

Number of dogs being 'put down' by pounds falls by 40%

The numbers of dogs being euthanised has fallen significantly since 2002 when 21,000 were put down.

From TheJournal.ie Councillors could be in store for pay increases as review considers their remuneration Local Authorities

Councillors could be in store for pay increases as review considers their remuneration

A review of the role of elected members of local authorities is being commissioned.

From TheJournal.ie Calls to reform 'outdated and cumbersome' electoral register system Electoral Reform

Calls to reform 'outdated and cumbersome' electoral register system

Politicians have said there are significant inaccuracies on the register.

From TheJournal.ie Today's the final day for referendum posters to be removed End Of The Sign

Today's the final day for referendum posters to be removed

Any referendum posters in place after today are deemed to be in breach of the legislation and are subject to an on-the-spot litter fine of €150.

From TheJournal.ie Pro-life groups secured access to the names and addresses of Irish voters ahead of the referendum Voter Data

Pro-life groups secured access to the names and addresses of Irish voters ahead of the referendum Exclusive

An investigation by TheJournal.ie and OpenDemocracy has found that at least two pro-life groups have applied for copies of the register for different local authorities.

From TheJournal.ie Galway City Council is the local authority with the most integrity Corruption

Galway City Council is the local authority with the most integrity

Transparency International Ireland said even the highest ranking councils in its index have work to do.

From TheJournal.ie 'Slight delay' in publishing Ireland's latest homeless numbers shows new form of reporting is needed, says minister Hold Up

'Slight delay' in publishing Ireland's latest homeless numbers shows new form of reporting is needed, says minister

Some local authorities appear to be better than others in terms of sending their numbers to the Department of Housing.

From TheJournal.ie Siptu calls for remuneration for members who 'worked tirelessly' during Storm Emma Emergency Services

Siptu calls for remuneration for members who 'worked tirelessly' during Storm Emma

The trade union wants “a uniform response by local authorities to extreme weather events”.

From TheJournal.ie It begins - German court rules that cities can ban diesel cars to combat air pollution Not Suckin' Diesel

It begins - German court rules that cities can ban diesel cars to combat air pollution

The move paves the way for the phasing out of diesel vehicles in a country with a huge automotive industry.

From TheJournal.ie Elderly people can't leave hospital due to council taking up to 18 months to fit walk-in showers and ramps Delayed Discharges

Elderly people can't leave hospital due to council taking up to 18 months to fit walk-in showers and ramps

The Housing Department has also confirmed that the waiting list for home ramps is up to 10 months.

From TheJournal.ie Over €7 million paid out to cover cost of Storm Ophelia damage Clean-up Costs

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'A blight on the countryside': Minister pledges money to clean up thousands of tyres dumped around Ireland Illegal Dumping

'A blight on the countryside': Minister pledges money to clean up thousands of tyres dumped around Ireland

Latest estimates from local authorities suggest there are more than 750,000 tyres dumped around the country.

From TheJournal.ie By 2018, transport fleets like Bus Éireann will have green energy buses Green Light

By 2018, transport fleets like Bus Éireann will have green energy buses

Dublin Bus, Bus Éireann and school buses will have sustainable-energy buses in their fleet by 2018.

From TheJournal.ie Dealz planning violations: Dublin council refuses to issue enforcement notice Planning Permission

Dealz planning violations: Dublin council refuses to issue enforcement notice

Documents seen by TheJournal.ie show there are planning issues around a third Dealz store, this time near the Liffey Valley Shopping Centre.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's local authorities are over €4 billion in debt In The Red

Ireland's local authorities are over €4 billion in debt

Minister Simon Coveney says he doesn’t believe that any of the loans are unsustainable.

From TheJournal.ie 'Unacceptable' - Ireland's 2,751 vacant social housing units Homelessness

'Unacceptable' - Ireland's 2,751 vacant social housing units

Local authority figures released to Fianna Fáil show that, as of April, there were 372 vacant housing units in Dublin City alone.

From TheJournal.ie Only 75 local authority houses were built in 2015 - the worst year on record Housing Crisis

Only 75 local authority houses were built in 2015 - the worst year on record

Last November, Alan Kelly vowed there would 200 council houses built by the end of the year.

From TheJournal.ie Number of people on housing waiting lists up nearly 4,000 in last THREE MONTHS Housing Crisis

Number of people on housing waiting lists up nearly 4,000 in last THREE MONTHS

Ireland’s housing problem is set to be one of the hottest topics in the coming election.

From TheJournal.ie On the eve of election, government ploughs €10 million into making sure estates are looked after Taking In Charge

On the eve of election, government ploughs €10 million into making sure estates are looked after

The money will be used to streamline the ‘taking in charge’ process.

From TheJournal.ie Fifty Dublin City Council JobBridge interns not employed at the end of placement Return To Sender

Fifty Dublin City Council JobBridge interns not employed at the end of placement

The Department of Social Protection say this is down to the public sector recruitment embargo.

From TheJournal.ie Local authorities have kept on just 27 JobBridge interns County Councils

Local authorities have kept on just 27 JobBridge interns

That’s out of more than 1,200 who have completed placement with county councils.

From TheJournal.ie KPMG to check if €500k was misappropriated from Bord Gáis Eireann Bord Gais

KPMG to check if €500k was misappropriated from Bord Gáis Eireann

A whistleblower has reportedly come forward with the information.

From TheJournal.ie Here's how much money local authorities have given to Irish Water Thirsty Work

Here's how much money local authorities have given to Irish Water

The running of water services is being transferred from councils to Irish Water.

From TheJournal.ie Council tenants could have water charges taken from their rent by local authorities I'm All Arr-ears

Council tenants could have water charges taken from their rent by local authorities

One TD says it means councils will be “doing the dirty work” of Irish Water.

From TheJournal.ie The Viewing: Your vital round-up of property news from the week Shovel Ready This post contains images

The Viewing: Your vital round-up of property news from the week

Everything you need to know in one quick guided tour.

From TheJournal.ie Did you add to last night's Halloween litter? This Senator wants you to be fined...a LOT Illegal Dumping

Did you add to last night's Halloween litter? This Senator wants you to be fined...a LOT

“Everybody is fed up with littering on our streets and at Halloween it happens on an industrial scale.”

From TheJournal.ie Speed limits in housing estates to be reviewed after tragic death of Jake Brennan Road Safety

Speed limits in housing estates to be reviewed after tragic death of Jake Brennan

Jake’s Legacy Campaign was set up to promote increased safety on roads for cyclists and pedestrians.

From TheJournal.ie 'Emergency accommodation is just that - for emergencies, not long term' Homeless Ireland

'Emergency accommodation is just that - for emergencies, not long term'

The Simon Community says ideas such as using prefabs to house homeless people is worrying.

From TheJournal.ie Cork City Council to cut property tax by 10% Put To The Vote

Cork City Council to cut property tax by 10%

Louth councillors also voted to reduce the tax – by 1.5%.

From TheJournal.ie How much does your local council chief earn every year? Show Me The Money

How much does your local council chief earn every year?

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

From TheJournal.ie Housing Crisis: 1,008 vacant properties to be 'transformed into family homes' Homelessness

Housing Crisis: 1,008 vacant properties to be 'transformed into family homes'

Dublin City Council received €3.96 million to work on 236 local authority units.

From TheJournal.ie Asbestos dumped on halting site was not removed for over four months Local Authorities

Asbestos dumped on halting site was not removed for over four months

The National Traveller Partnership has said that Local Authorities have a “poor track record” in helping Travellers and should not be in charge of their finances.

From TheJournal.ie Here's how much your county manager earned between 2008 and 2011 They're County

Here's how much your county manager earned between 2008 and 2011

The county manager position is now known as the Chief Executive.

From TheJournal.ie People warned that tall trees may cause 'distress' to neighbours Pro Light

People warned that tall trees may cause 'distress' to neighbours

Terence Flanagan said that planning laws needed to be updated to include tree height.

From TheJournal.ie Why don't some local authorities publish their minutes? In A Council Minute

Why don't some local authorities publish their minutes?

In short: because they don’t have to.

From TheJournal.ie From today there are just 31 local authorities in Ireland Reform

From today there are just 31 local authorities in Ireland

New reforms in local government mean councils will have greater policy development powers and a clearer role in economic development.

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