Local Authorities: Various views

Wed, Sep 19, 2012, 01:00

Councils requesting proof of household charge payment:

Clare County Council:has asked students renewing grants for proof of payment of household charge.

South Tipperary County Council:will ask students renewing grants for proof of payment of household charge.

Councils considering the move:

Cavan County Council:considering this and all other options.

Roscommon County Council:considering the situation and is likely to follow Clare County Council’s lead.

Kilkenny County Council:considering the option.

Leitrim County Council:no plans, but will consider payment of household charge regarding council payments to customers.

Limerick City Council:considering all options.

Longford County Council:considering all options.

South Dublin County Council:considering its policies on all grant funding.

Sligo County Council:exploring all options available to it.

Wicklow County Council:examining “range of options available to it to ensure collection of this essential element of its income”.

Cork City Council:not asking for proof at present but “keeping an open mind” for the future.

No plans/no response on issue:

Dublin City Council:no plans for current year.

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council:no plans for current year.

Fingal County Council:not considering this option.

Donegal County Council:no plans.

Limerick County Council:no plans.

Galway County Council:no plans.

Galway City Council:said maintenance grants administered by Galway County Council.

Tipperary North County Council:no plans.

Waterford County Council:no plans.

Waterford City Council:no response at time of going to press.

Wexford County Council:no plans.

Kerry County Council:no plans.

Cork County Council:no plans.

Carlow County Council:not at the moment.

Kildare County Council:no plans.

Mayo County Council:no response at time of going to press.

Westmeath County Council:no response at time of going to press.

Louth County Council:no change.

Offaly County Council:no response at time of going to press.

Meath County Council:no plans.

Monaghan County Council:no response at time of going to press.

Laois County Council:no response at time of going to press.