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ABOLITION IS THE TALK OF THE TOWN!

Recent calls by Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin to reintroduce town councils has raised the thorny subject once again. However, some have cited that abolition is now history and to allow for a 'bedding in period' for municipal districts. 

NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE IS FRANK ABOUT WICKLOW

With over 3,400 people on Wicklow's social housing waiting list, new chief executive Frank Curran says Wicklow County Council is keen to reduce that number through its latest building programme. 

FINGAL BANKS ON €180M EUROPEAN INVESTMENT

Fingal County Council’s €70 million Framework Loan Agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB) will trigger a €180m investment in strategic infrastructure projects for the county. 

EXTRA €100M FOR HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS

The Government has approved an extra €100m for housing and homelessness for 2017, bringing to €1.4 billion the funding provided in 2017 to support the delivery of new homes, family hubs and emergency accommodation for those in need.

MONAGHAN MAKES ITS MARK AT LOCAL GOVERNMENT AWARDS

Monaghan County Council was awarded ‘Local Authority of the Year’ at the 2017 Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards, which once again celebrated the best of local government in Ireland.  

PLANNING FRAMEWORK IN WDC’S FIRING LINE

The draft National Planning Framework is limited on how targets can be achieved in northern and western regions, says the Western Development Commission (WDC), claiming it lacks information on implementing the objectives.

FINES IN PLACE TO ENABLE PROPER PARKING IN DUBLIN

A multi-agency initiative, targeting the unauthorised use of disabled parking bays in Dublin since last February, has now been rolled out in other regions around the country with similar success. 

METICULOUS TEAM WORK AND PLANNING AT CAIRN PLC

John Grace, Planning & Development Manager with Cairn plc - Ireland’s largest home builder and a recent winner at the KPMG Irish Independent Property Excellence Awards - outlines how they build high quality new homes with an emphasis on design, innovation, sustainability and customer service.