Thu, 16 Apr, 2020
Wed, 15 Apr, 2020
Tue, 31 Mar, 2020
Election fever has gripped political parties ahead of an expected announcement by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar that the country is to go to the polls.
Mon, 13 Jan, 2020
Ireland is not alone in finding it difficult to settle on a fair, yet moderate, scale of rewards — politely known as compensation — for those who put themselves forward for election as public servants.
Fri, 27 Dec, 2019
System of unvouched expenses to end but certain perks remain
Tue, 24 Dec, 2019
The Government has ruled out setting up a system of community banking for consumers on the basis that post offices and credit unions are already prevalent in areas.
Tue, 17 Dec, 2019
Fine Gael's problems in Waterford have escalated as Fine Gael Senator Paudie Coffey has announced he will not contest the next General Election in Waterford.
Mon, 16 Dec, 2019
Councillors look set to get a €8,000 pay rise but could be asked to abide by stricter rules for their expenses.
Wed, 27 Nov, 2019
Fine Gael Senator Paudie Coffey has settled his High Court action over a newspaper article which he said defamed him when he was likened to an 18th-century highway robber in an article about boundary changes in south Kilkenny.
Wed, 31 Jul, 2019
Elections for Limerick’s first directly elected mayor are to be held in 2021.
Tue, 02 Jul, 2019
Voters in Limerick City and County could be casting their ballots for their first directly-elected mayor in 2021, a year ahead of schedule.
Wed, 12 Jun, 2019
The Irish people can no longer be bought with their own money. That’s a “take-away” from last Friday’s poll.
Wed, 29 May, 2019
Micheál Martin has lashed out at Fine Gael's John Paul Phelan for interfering with the electoral process over the two 'cold storage' EU seats.
Tue, 28 May, 2019
The Green Party has urged the government to go back to the drawing board on proposals for directly-elected mayors in Cork and Waterford and engage people through a Citizens Assembly process.
Tue, 28 May, 2019
Political parties agree that, for the first time in years, the local elections this week really are about local issues, on everything from housing to the environment to policing to dog-fouling.
Wed, 22 May, 2019
Tánaiste Simon Coveney says he is “frustrated” that much of the discussion about a directly elected Mayor for Cork, Limerick, and Waterford has focussed on the salary that would come with the position, and asked the public to inform themselves on the responsibilities of the role.
Fri, 17 May, 2019
If there is a yes vote, legislation will be required before the first directly-elected mayoral elections in 2021.
Fri, 10 May, 2019
Cash incentives for female candidates in the upcoming local elections will benefit established parties more than Independents.
Tue, 07 May, 2019
The Government is under fire amid confusion over who will bear the additional costs of directly elected mayors in Cork, Limerick and Waterford.
Thu, 02 May, 2019
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Simon Coveney's first flagship PR event on the imminent directly elected mayors vote was dramatically disrupted tonight by left-wing protesters who accused Fine Gael of destroying the country.
Wed, 01 May, 2019
‘Corca Dhuibhne’ is on the map after John Paul Phelan, the junior local government minister signed a statutory instrument to change how the electoral area in west Kerry is referred to in the upcoming local elections.
Fri, 19 Apr, 2019
Directly elected mayors in Cork, Limerick and Waterford will act as champions for the city regions as counterbalances to development in the capital.
Tue, 16 Apr, 2019
Too many of the reactions to the latest round of discussions on the idea of directly-elected mayors for some cities were sadly indicative of how the trust, the mutual sense of participation, between citizens and elected representatives has become so very stretched.
Tue, 26 Mar, 2019
Supporters of directly-elected mayors for Cork, Limerick, and Waterford have called on the Government to flesh out its vision for the office.
Fri, 22 Mar, 2019
Plebiscites on the issue will take place in the three cities on May 24, the same day as the local and European elections.
Thu, 21 Mar, 2019
The Tánaiste has defended the €130,000 salary proposed for directly elected mayors in Cork, Limerick and Waterford, insisting that’s what’s required to attract the right candidates.
Thu, 21 Mar, 2019
The Cork Mayor Campaign said with just 65 days to a plebiscite on the proposal for the soon-to-be-enlarged city, too many questions still remain unanswered about the nature of the new role and the powers the office holder may wield.
Tue, 19 Mar, 2019
Financial incentives for parties to run more women in the upcoming local elections are set to be agreed by Cabinet this week.
Mon, 04 Mar, 2019
So that’s Thursday nearly wrapped up. Here are some of the stories we published on irishexaminer.com today which we hope will help you make sense of it all this evening.
Thu, 28 Feb, 2019
The Lord Mayor of Cork City, Mick Finn, has called on the Government not to give directly elected mayors “ministerial-style” salaries of up to €130,000, if the new system is introduced. He says the funds should be used elsewhere.
Mon, 11 Feb, 2019
Strong concerns about the proposed boundary change between Cork city and county councils were voiced in the Senate, with some of the measures branded “illogical”.
Wed, 19 Dec, 2018
The case, which took place over 13 days, centred on the newspaper's use of a press release from Paudie Coffey's FG Carlow-Kilkenny colleague, John Paul Phelan.
Tue, 11 Dec, 2018
It makes us rage, despair and on some wonderful days, it makes us weep with joy - and now hurling has been granted special cultural status by UNESCO.
Thu, 29 Nov, 2018
Fine Gael Senator Paudie Coffey believes the loss of his Dáil seat in 2016 by 300 votes was due to a newspaper article about county boundary changes which likened him to an 18th century robber, the High Court has heard.
Tue, 20 Nov, 2018
Hurling took a step closer to Intangible Cultural Heritage recognition from UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) last night as a GAA delegation made a presentation to members of the body in Paris.
Fri, 19 Oct, 2018
The Government has agreed in principle to the holding of plebiscites on directly elected mayors in cities across the country.
Sun, 30 Sep, 2018
Last Monday, word emerged that Fine Gael junior minister Catherine Byrne was on the verge of voting against the Government.
Sat, 29 Sep, 2018
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was the notable absentee from the well-attended launch of the first biography of him.
Wed, 05 Sep, 2018
Rapidly growing satellite town Carrigaline could be divided into two local election areas.
Tue, 12 Jun, 2018
Agreement will be given today to extend Cork’s City boundary for the first time in more than 50 years.
Wed, 06 Jun, 2018
Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran has won a fight to keep his ministerial post after a power struggle with Independent Alliance colleague Sean Canney over who should be the junior minister.
Fri, 20 Apr, 2018
Fine Gael will hold a private campaign meeting this morning with party TDs and senators who want to repeal the Eighth Amendment.
Thu, 29 Mar, 2018
A review of the local electoral areas in Cork city and county has been announced as the Government prepares legislation to give effect to the first extension of the city’s boundary in more than 50-years.
Mon, 26 Mar, 2018