Ireland’s county, city and town councillors make decisions which impact on every household and business in the country. Elected by voters in town and county throughout Ireland, they constitute an influential group in the public life of the nation. But who are these brokers of local power in county council chambers and city and town halls.
From Ballot Box to Council Chamber - A Guide to Ireland’s County, City and Town Councillors 2004-2009, compiled by the General Council of County Councils, identifies the key figures in local government representation in Ireland for the period 2004-2009. and it answers questions such as: which parties were winners an which losers in the 2004 local electoral contest? What was the impact of the ban on Senators and TDs contesting the elections? What parties now control the balance of power in the council chambers of the land?
From Ballot Box to Council Chamber - A Guide to Ireland’s County, City and Town Councillors 2004-2009 also looks at the dramatic sure in voter interest: the 2004 local elections saw voters turn out in unprecedented numbers reversing the decline in participation rates of the previous three decades.
The directory section features the names, addresses, party affiliations and phone numbers of all 883 county and city councillors together with the names, party affiliations and town hall contacts of all 744 town and borough councillors. It will prove an immediate reference resource for lobbyists, journalists, government officials and members of the public wanting to make contact with their representatives in Irish local government.