Cabinet to consider radical changes to local government
Phil Hogan‘s proposals would reduce the number of councillors from over 1,600 to 950
All 80 town councils around the country are to be abolished, and county councillors will instead have a role at district level.
Cork and Galway will retain city as well as county councils, while Dublin will keep its current four councils.
All of this will reduce the number of councillors from over 1,600 to 950.
The targeted voluntary redundancy scheme should see an estimated saving of €45m per year.
A directly elected Mayor for Dublin is still a possibility, but only after voters in the capital are consulted in a plebiscite to be held alongside the local elections in 2014.
Posted on October 16, 2012, in Government, Local politics and tagged County council, Dublin, Government, Irish, Irish News, Local government, Phil Hogan, Tipperary, Town council, Waterford. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.