Minister for Local Government Phil Hogan deserves credit for finally seeking to put in place a more rational relationship between the number of councillors in an area and the population there. Photograph: Eric Luke

The prospect of electoral boundary revisions inevitably causes a flutter among our politicians. The publication on Thursday of the Local Electoral Are(...)

Local communities will be asked to consider contributing to the cost of road repairs. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Local communities are to be asked to contribute up to half the cost of repairs to their roads, as part of a State-wide scheme being promoted by(...)

Presenter Graham Norton during the filming of the Graham Norton Show at The London Studios, south London. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

TV chat show host Graham Norton is to be honoured in his home town of Bandon in west Cork later this year after the local town council approved(...)

Dan Grubert, chief executive of the Celtic Worm Company Ltd,  with some tiger worms at his farm in the Borlin valley, West Cork. Photograph: Niall Duffy

Worm farming sounds easy. There’s no danger of being chased by an angry worm or crushed in a pen by one. “People think growing worms is (...)

Development levies are imposed by local authorities as a condition of planning permission for the cost of providing special services, such as a new roads or relocation of pipes.

EOIN BURKE-KENNEDY Property developers owe city and county councils more than €750 million in unpaid levies associated with planning perm(...)

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