Despite a recommendation by council chief executive Owen Keegan (pictured) that the full local property tax charge be levied on homeowners, councillors voted by 47 to 12 to cut the rate by 15 per cent. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times.

Dublin homeowners will see no increase in Local Property Tax next year after Dublin City councillors voted to apply the maximum discount of 15 per cen(...)

Roscommon County  Council paid €92,500 to three debt collection  agencies in 2014, far more than any other local authority.

Roscommon County Council spent more on third-party debt collection agencies than any other local authority last year, according to new figures. Resear(...)

Dublin City Council had drafted its 2015 budget when the decision to exempt Irish Water from rates was made and had included a sum of €17.5 million in expected rates income on the water and drainage network

Dublin City Council is seeking €17.5 million from the Government for commercial rates the council claims are owed on infrastructure taken over by Iris(...)

Figures obtained from Dublin City Council’s engineering department, but applying across Dublin region - which takes in one-third of the State’s population - show water usage was at its peak last September, which was to be the last month of free water. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Water consumption plummeted across the Dublin region when charges were introduced last October, but rose again the following month when the Government(...)

Numbers 9 and 10 Fitzwilliam Street Lower. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Plans to convert a former hotel on Fitzwilliam Street, opposite the ESB headquarters in Dublin 2, into a homeless hostel, have been approved by Dublin(...)

Dublin Fire Brigade domestic charges and charges for attending the scene of car crashes came into force in January 2012

Dublin Fire Brigade is owed more than half a million euro in unpaid call out fees to house fires and traffic collisions since charges were introduc(...)

The council also said it affords tenants every opportunity to avoid eviction. Tenants in arrears receive three warning letters and a phone call or visit to their home before an eviction notice. No action is then taken for six weeks during which time the tenant is again given an opportunity to enter into a payment arrangement.

Eviction notices were served on some 660 Dublin City Council tenants in 2014 for failure to pay their rent, but up to November just one household was (...)

Nuala O’Rahilly Price and John Connolly, grandson of James Connolly, with members of the Save No 16 Committee and Moore Street Traders Association at last year’s launch a new website and virtual audiovisual tour of a proposed Commemorative Centre and Museum, for the 2016 commemorations of the Rising, and the preservation of 16 Moore St. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A “land swap” deal to allow the construction of a 1916 museum on Dublin’s Moore Street ahead of the Easter Rising centenary has been rejected by Dubl(...)

Mute Fish busking on Grafton Street, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Plans to ban buskers from Temple Bar have been deleted from draft bylaws by Dublin City council.Councillors have approved the publication of draft byl(...)

The site of the former Longfield’s Hotel: the conversion will not add to the total number of places for homeless people as the Simon Community will close its Harcourt Street centre. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A former hotel on Fitzwilliam Street in Dublin 2 is to be turned into a homeless hostel, seven years after it was bought by Dublin City Council for al(...)

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