Report from Cllr. Bill Carey, ACCC delegate to CLRAE 4 June 2008
ACCC in Leinster House
Oireachtas Committee Discussion with Minister for the Environment
Local Government Fund cut by average of 6%
The ACCC is fighting to keep councillors seats on Harbour Boards
Local Government Fund allocations 2009
Councils building for job creation
First ever spending limits..
Minister's statement ...
Dates set for electoral spending
ACCC Constitution Document
Guidance for newly convened councils
Joint Policing Committees re-election
New directions for SPCs
Directly elected Mayor in 2010
The ACCC Annual Conference 2009
Minister replies to Association on Funding
Efficiency Review Group.
Directly Elected Mayor for Dublin
Conference 2011 paper Seamus Dooley, NUJ
Conference 2011 paper Sean Ryan, Offaly CEB
Cumann Comhairlí Contae is Cathrach
New leader for ACCC
Waterford City Councillor Hilary Quinlan has been elected head of the Association of County and City Councils in Ireland. At the Association's AGM Cllr Quinlan was elected President by councillors from all of the thirty-four county and city councils in the State. "We are facing into the biggest changes in local government in a century" said Cllr Quinlan on taking office " I want to make the sure that the voice of councillors is heard in any debate about change in local democracy."
The Association of County & City Councils is a representative network for the almost 883 councillors who comprise the elected bodies of the 34 county and city councils in the State. The Association identifies and responds to new policy issues which might impact on the local government sector.
With over twenty-five years service on Waterford City Council, Cllr Quinlan is prominent in local government circles throughout Ireland. He brings to his new role a wealth of experience gained from serving three times as Mayor of the Waterford City Council as well as leadership positions on the South Eastern Health Forum and the Joint Policing Committee.
First elected to Waterford City Council in 1985 Cllr. Quinlan has retained his seat in four subsequent local elections making him one of the most experienced councillors in the country. His term as Chair of Waterford's Economic Strategic Policy Committee has given him first hand experience of how local government can drive enterprise development.
Cllr. Hilary Quinlan
added Nov 2012
Conference Report & Papers
ACCC Conference 2013 was a vibrant affair with delegates from all over Ireland responding with enthusiasm to a panel of topical speakers. The Programme content proved to be right-up-to-date covering such topical issues as the local property tax and local government reform. Highlights included an early morning visit by Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan, TD, and later a
high-tempo presentation by GAA All-Star Pat Spillane who chairs the Committee for the Economic Development of Rural Areas.
Papers from Minister Hogan, Michael Walsh - Waterford City Manager, Paul Nolan - Dawn Meats, Grace Heneghan - Council Review journal, and Ed Carey on Valuations. Downloads below
added May 2013