Like other public bodies, local councils operate in a challenging environment with reduced staffing and budgets and increased demand for services. Every year, the sector publishes Performance Indicators to show the level of service provided by each City and County Council. The latest report provides an overview of the main indicators for 2015.
The 31 City and County Councils provide a wide range of services throughout Ireland. These services can affect your daily life and include housing, transport, planning, libraries, amenities, environmental management, fire and emergency services, infrastructure, community and economic development. The provision of these services are discussed by elected councillors at monthly meetings of the City or County Council. These meetings are open to the public.