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Councillors deplore ‘mythical’ sale of refuse service

Despite the tendering process to privatise the household waste collection service being already at the half way stage, many city councillors are still calling on city manager Brendan McGrath to reconsider his controversial decision which they describe as a “mythical sale” and a further culling of the power of elected members.

How do you solve a problem like county representation?

In his foreword to the document Putting People First – An Action Programme for Effective Local Government, the Minister for the Environment, ‘Big’ Phil Hogan had this to say:

Boundary committee to split Galway city in two?

Galway city may to go from three local election wards to two with candidates fighting for a total of 18 Galway City Council seats, instead of the current 15.

Town councillors express their anger at Hogan’s council dissolution

There was plenty of outrage this week from the elected members of the three town councils in the county to the news that they were to be disbanded following the end of their current term. The news was announced by Minister for Environment and Local Government, Phil Hogan TD flanked by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny and An Táiniste, Eamon Gilmore in Dublin Castle at the launch of Putting People First, Action Programme for Effective Local Government.


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