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Northern Ireland Decides to Create 11 Councils

Magazine article Public Finance

Northern Ireland Decides to Create 11 Councils

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Northern Ireland's 26 district councils are to merge into 1 1 new councils. A decision of the Northern Ireland Executive was opposed only by the two Ulster Unionist ministers after intensive negotiations between the Democratic Unionists and Sinn Féin led to a settlement

Proposals by the previous direct rule ministers' Review of Public Administration - to set up seven 'super-councils' with enhanced powers - had been rejected.

The Executive decided to transfer fewer powers than the RPA had recommended, including only 'aspects of planning' and the public realm dimension of roads, along with regeneration, community development local economic and tourism development and limited housing functions.

Environment Minister Arlene Foster said the reorganisation would lead to 'strong, dynamic local government'. …

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