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Kelly blaming local authorities for housing crisis says councillor

FIANNA Fáil general election candidate and Cork County Councillor Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has said it is extremely unfair of Environment Minister Alan Kelly to insinuate that local authorities are not doing enough to tackle the housing and homelessness emergency.

Councils group warn Local Government must have financial autonomy

THE Local Government Reform Bill which has just been published by the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan TD, must give financial autonomy to locally elected representative bodies, according to the Association of Municipal Authorities of Ireland (), the representative body of Town Councils .   “Town Councils currently have the power to determine local charges, such as commercial rates or parking charges, and to then decide

Penalising local authorities for household charge saga “a disgrace”

Minister for the Environment, Phil Hogan, is now penalising local authorities for the chaos that he created in the household charge saga and it is a disgrace.     Not only is it deeply unfair, it will lead to serious funding problems in city and county councils around the country. Cork County Council has been notified that its funding will be cut by €3.9 million in 2012. The Council will

Let us dig our own roads!

A WEST Cork councillor is calling for new rules to be put in place when it comes to carrying out local emergency road works. According to Clon-based Labour councillor Aidan Pendlebury local authorities should be given powers to address issues with national roads in their own areas, currently the responsibility for these roads rests with the National Roads Authority (NRA).