Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Ceisteanna (389)

Terence Flanagan


389. Deputy Terence Flanagan asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the responsibilities and powers of county and city councillors; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16563/14]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Environment)

Councillors have a wide range of reserved functions, details of which are defined in law across a large number of enactments. These comprise mainly decisions on important matters of policy and finance. Schedule 3 of the Local Government Reform Act 2014, in conjunction with section 21, sets out, for the first time, a comprehensive list of reserved functions. In accordance with the structural reconfiguration at sub-county level provided for in the 2014 Act, these functions will be performed by Councillors at municipal district level and/ or at full Council level. Apart from reserved functions specified in statute, councillors represent their electorate over a range of public issues and also have a right of representation on a number of other public bodies which operate locally and regionally.

Questions Nos. 390 and 391 answered with Question No. 387.
Question No. 392 answered with Question No. 354.