Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Tuesday, 17 January 2023

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government

Local Government Performance Indicators and Public Spending Code: National Oversight and Audit Commission

Photo of Steven MatthewsSteven Matthews (Wicklow, Green Party) | Oireachtas source

Regarding the functions that could be carried out by a municipal district and those that could be carried out by the full plenary council I remember there was a schedule of three, one that could only be done by the plenary, one by the municipal and one in the middle that they could decide either way. I remember at the time that it was not really briefed out to members and it was probably about two or three years into it before people started to realise that things could be done at municipal district level, such as passing a local area plan. I felt that members were not properly informed of that. One had to go digging in the Local Government Reform Act 2014 to find out about it. Does briefing on that part of the Act happen with an incoming council now? Does that ever come up, that is, that people are not aware of what they can do in different districts or-----


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