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    grumpydunphy grumpydunphy is offline
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    "But, we have no money....."

    Councils holding out empty pockets, increasing local taxes and commercial rates and crying poverty in these times of austerity?

    Seems like someone's been telling the odd porky or two....

    WicklowNews.net | Town councils have

    If anyone knows of a link online anywhere to this list I would appreciate a pointer in that direction.
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    That money in reserve is for there pay and nights out.
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    If the got rid of a lot of the councils, we'd have a lot more money!
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    Sounds like a massive number but it is not. In the most stable states in Europe, namely Sweden and Switzerland, local authorities have much more responsibility. I think it is something we need to look at.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fizzgig View Post
    If the got rid of a lot of the councils, we'd have a lot more money!
    One council per county is more than enough.
    Who'd notice really?
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    True Republican True Republican is offline

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    So how much cash reserves do all our town councils have in reserve throughout the state?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Truth.ie View Post
    One council per county is more than enough.
    Who'd notice really?
    I think that's still too many.
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    True Republican True Republican is offline

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    We only need about 7 or 8 regional authorities in the 26 counties at most, possibly as few as 5 and less than 400 councillors.
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    Rant of the day.. just watch the speaker volume.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fizzgig View Post
    If the got rid of a lot of the councils, we'd have a lot more money!
    If we got rid of all the councils, we would have even more!

    Wait, hang on, if we got rid of the Gardai, hospitals and schools we would be feckin rolling in it!

    Someone tell the government!
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