Agencies and councils for chop in reform plan

The government is set to announce a further reduction and amalgamation programme for state agencies and local authorities in the coming weeks.

13th October, 2012

The government is set to announce a further reduction and amalgamation programme for state agencies and local authorities in the coming weeks.

Sources say a number of town councils will be abolished and county councils rationalised in a cull that will reduce the number of local councillors by up to 700.

The Local Government Reform Plan, to be unveiled by environment minister Phil Hogan, will also provide for the amalgamation of functions of some county and...

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