Written Answers - Urban Designation

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 708 No. 3

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  302.  Deputy Fergus O’Dowd  Information on Fergus O'Dowd  Zoom on Fergus O'Dowd   asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government  Information on John Gormley  Zoom on John Gormley   if in view of the significant increase in population in the Drogheda area he will introduce legislation, if necessary, to grant Drogheda city status; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18696/10]

Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government (Deputy John Gormley): Information on John Gormley  Zoom on John Gormley  Significant population growth occurred in many large towns during the last intercensal period; Drogheda’s experience during this period was not atypical.

Drogheda Town Council has a considerable range of functional responsibilities. I have no plans to designate Drogheda as a City Council. However the issue of town government is among a broad suite of local government matters which are being considered in the context of the finalisation of the White Paper on Local Government.


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