No sooner have we elected over 100 County, City and Town Councils than An Bord Snip proposes their virtual eradication - not that I disagree with them in the main. All Town and City Councils are to go with the exception of Dublin City Council. But it also proposes the merger of Sligo/Leitrim and Carlow/Kilkenny as single Councils. The last bit I would disagree with but I do think the number of Cllrs should be reduced to better reflect their population. This will be one of the more radical proposals that will cause controversy in the report.
Merger of local bodies and €1.5bn in welfare cuts proposed - The Irish Times - Thu, Jul 16, 2009