Local Authorities seize almost 25 thousand horses in a 9 year period costing millions – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, to consider introducing more effective penalties for those who maltreat, or abandon their horses. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the Minister confirmed to him in a Parliamentary reply that his Department had given Local authorities €4.5 million to […]

FG proposal on local authority functions would halt the spread of economic recovery – IMPACT

“If local government continues to be picked apart, rural communities and smaller towns will be denied the opportunity to have a say in how their services are delivered as well as being denied the fruits of economic recovery” – Peter Nolan, national secretary, IMPACT     IMPACT trade union has criticised Fine Gael’s proposal to […]

Minister Kelly meets with Local Authorities to share details of Ireland 2016 county plans and looks forward to the 1916 commemorative events being arranged for Tipperary

The Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government, Alan Kelly TD, and the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD, have met with Mayors and Chief Executives from all 31 Local Authorities to share details of local county plans being developed as part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme.   The meeting […]

New plan outlines future waste management in Tipperary

The public are being invited to have their say on the preparation of a new regional plan that will set out a framework for waste management in ten countries across the south of the country during the next six years.   The Southern Region Waste Management Plan, which encompasses 10 local authorities and is one […]

LEADER Funding Must Not Be Hived Off To Local Authorities – IFA

IFA President Eddie Downey has said the funding allocated to the Leader programme in the CAP Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 must not be hived off to local authorities at the expense of local communities and promoters.   Mr Downey was responding to the announcement today by the Minister for the Environment and Local Government Phil […]

Enterprise Board moving to Civic Offices ahead of transition to new Local Enterprise Office

The Tipperary North county Enterprise Board will relocate to a stand alone unit in the Civic Offices Nenagh later this week and will open to the public from Monday 7 April.  The move is in preparation for the establishment the new Local Enterprise Office which will be in place by 15 April. The LEO structure […]

Restaurant Body Warns of Further Closures as Local Authorities Destroy Small Rural Restaurants

The Restaurants Association of Ireland has warned of inevitable job losses in rural communities as local authorities continue to increase rates and destroy small restaurants. Based on a recent business survey carried out by the Restaurants Association of Ireland, it was found that most participants have experienced an increase in their rate charges in the […]

Minister Encourages Local Authorities To Submit Funding Proposals For Unfinished Estates

Minister for Housing and Planning, Jan O’Sullivan, TD, today encouraged local authorities to submit proposals to resolve unfinished housing developments under a special €10m fund announced in Budget 2014.   According to Minister O’Sullivan, “there has been substantial progress in tackling unfinished estates since the Government came into office. Since 2010 there has been a […]

Local Property Tax Servicing €4.9 Billion of Local Authority Bank Debt

In response to parliamentary questions from the Minister for Environment, Reform Alliance TD Lucinda Creighton, the Minister revealed that the total amount of outstanding bank debt for all local authorities around the country is €4.9 billion. The total cumulative deficit of all local authorities is €74 million and over 40% of all local authority revenue […]

Local Authorities Must Prioritise Rural Roads Repair And Maintenance Works

IFA Deputy President Eddie Downey said the announcement by Transport Minister Leo Varadkar that funds from the Restoration Improvement Grant can be used for emergency repair work on roads is welcome. However rural dwellers will judge the effectiveness of this move when they see the long overdue repair and maintenance work completed, which must be […]

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