Local Elections in Ireland
Local government functions in Ireland are mostly exercised by thirty-four local authorities, termed County or City Councils and eighty Town and Borough Councils. These eighty town councils form a second tier of local government operating in smaller towns and cities and are subsidiary to the relevant county council. The principal decision-making body in each of the thirty-four local authorities is composed of the members of the council, elected by universal franchise in local elections every five years. Irish Local Authorities are the closest and most accessible form of Government to people in their local community. Many of the authorities' statutory functions are, however, the responsibility of Ministerially appointed career officials termed city or county managers.
The area under the jurisdiction of each of the authorities corresponds to the area of each of the 34 Local administrative unit (LAU 1) Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS) areas for Eurostat purposes. The competencies of the city and county councils include planning, transport infrastructure, sanitary services, public safety (notably fire services) and the provision of public libraries.Local government in the state is governed by Local Government Acts, the most recent of which – the Local Government Act 2001 – established this two-tier structure. The Local Government (Ireland) Act 1898 is the founding document of the present system. The Twentieth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland (1999) provided for constitutional recognition of local government for the first time in Ireland.
The Local Government Bill 2013 proposes changes to the existing structure, in line with those announced in October 2012 by the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government. These include the abolition of all town councils and the merger of some county councils. Some of the reforms are planned to come into effect in 2014, to coincide with the next scheduled local elections.

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All politics is local: a guide to local elections in Ireland
All politics is local: a guide to local elections in Ireland
Liam Weeks, Aodh Quinlivan, 2009
"All politics is local." declared Tip O'Neill, explaining that local concerns affect the actions of national politicians. This book provides a timely insight into the June 2009 Local Elections in Ireland.
All Politics is Local: A Guide to Local Elections in Ireland
All Politics is Local: A Guide to Local Elections in Ireland
Aodh Quinlivan and Liam Weeks, 2009
All politics is local."" declared Tip O'Neill, explaining that local concerns affect the actions of national politicians. This book provides a timely insight into the June 2009 Local Elections in Ireland.
Local Government in Ireland: Inside Out
Local Government in Ireland: Inside Out
Mark Callanan, Justin F. Keogan, 2003
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The Politics of Community: Migration and Politics in Antebellum Ohio (Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Modern...
The Politics of Community: Migration and Politics in Antebellum Ohio (Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Modern...
Kenneth J. Winkle, 1988
This book examines the impact of westward migration on political development and behavior in Ohio, the most populous midwestern state during the nineteenth century. Professor Winkle explores the influence of migration on rules of suffrage, the conduct of elections, patterns of voting, recruitment of political leaders, and local party organizations ...
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Elections in Australia, Ireland, and Malta Under the Single ...
Shaun Bowler, Bernard Grofman, 2000
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Politics and Society in Athlone 1830-1885: A Rotton Borough (Maynooth Studies in Irish Local History)
Politics and Society in Athlone 1830-1885: A Rotton Borough (Maynooth Studies in Irish Local History)
Jim Lenehan, 1999
Until the introduction of the secret ballot in 1872, voting in parliamentary elections throughout Ireland and Britain was carried out in public. In the context of small electorates that were often divided on religious or other factional lines, voters were subject to a variety of blandishments and menaces. This work examines Athlone in the period 18...
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Howard Rae Penniman, Brian Farrell, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 1987
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Northern Ireland: The Reluctant Peace
Northern Ireland: The Reluctant Peace
Feargal Cochrane, 2013
In this thoughtful and engaging book, Feargal Cochrane looks at Northern Ireland’s “Troubles” from the late 1960s to the present day. He explains why, a decade and a half after the peace process ended in political agreement in 1998, sectarian attitudes and violence continue to plague Northern Ireland today. Former members of the IRA now sit alongsi...
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Lagan Consulting, Michael McKernan, Owen McQuade, 2004
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New Irish/Non-Irish/UK nationals candidates contesting the 2014 Local Elections | Irish Elections: Geography, Facts and Analyses
Adrian Kavanagh, 2nd January 2014 This post will attempt to list all of the "New Irish"/Non-Irish/UK nationals candidates who have been officially selected to contest this year's local elections, or else have declared their intentions to contest these elections as independent candidates. This post will also include those candidates who have subsequently gained Irish citizenship…
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Ad from Deirdre O’Donovan -Independent (Shane Ross endorsed) -Rathfarnham -2014 Local Elections | Irish Election Literature
From the 2014 Local Elections an ad from Independent candidate Deridre O'Donovan who is running in the Rathfarnham Ward. She is endorsed by Shane Ross and involved in his various campaigns. Her website
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Leaflet from Noeleen Reilly -Sinn Fein – Ballymun -2014 Local Elections | Irish Election Literature
A leaflet and budget newsletter from Noeleen Reilly a Sinn Fein candidate for Ballymun in the 2014 Local Elections. The Leaflet also asks voters to vote for Sinn Fein Dublin candidate Lynn Boylan in the European Elections Noeleen Reilly's Facebook Page and Twitter Many thanks to the sender.
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Stephen Spillane's Blog
This year will see the 28 member states of the European Union going to the polls between the 22nd and the 25th of May to elect a new European Parliament. In Ireland this years elections will see a big change on the 2009 elections due to boundary changes and the change in the Political landscape since that election.
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Sinn Fein to field first African candidate in next year's local election | Irish News | IrishCentral
Sinn Fein to field first African candidate in next year's local election: Sinn Fein will field their first African candidate, Congolese native Edmond Lukusa, in next year's local elections.
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Irish Left Review | Independent Socialists and the Local Elections
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This Week At Irish Election Literature | The Cedar Lounge Revolution
Starting off this week with a Post 9/11 Special Two Page Issue Of ‘Socialist Worker' Then Some Oliver J Flanagan Pictures, Newspaper Cuttings And Leaflets Then a Leaflet And Poster From Aontacht Eireann Urging A No Vote On Irish Entry To The EEC Then from 1989 a leaflet from Brendan Howlin “A Voice That Won’t…
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Storms threatening the Irish liberal left’s hegemony? | Garvan Hill
Colette Browne, ultra feminist, ultra liberal and cheerleader of the pro abortion campaign in Ireland seems worried - although she is trying to hide it. She is not alone. Deep down the "monstrous regiment" of men and women which manipulated the Irish political system to legislate for abortion on demand with the formula "I-demand-an-abortion-and-I will-kill-myself-if-you-don't-give-me-what-I-want"…
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Debating Local Government Reform | The Irish Politics Forum
Post by Chris van Egeraat (NUI, Maynooth) and Seán Ó Riordáin The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government launched his reform proposals to generally underwhelming degrees of debate on the 12th October 2012 and a year later the Oireachtas is considering these reforms with the Local Government Bill 2013. (See here) Outside the…
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Info on Local Elections Available at Outhouse on Nov. 14 | EILE Magazine
Did you know that even if you're not an Irish national, you can vote in the upcoming local elections? You simply have to live in Ireland and be at least 18 years old. From now on - you can decide who will become your local councillor. This is your choice! Local authorities are responsible for…
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