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FF: 'Our bill would bring back town councils'

The return of Tralee and Killarney town councils, and possibly even Listowel, could be on the cards if the Dáil votes in support of a new bill from Fianna Fáil.

Kerry Fianna Fáil TD John Brassil described the Fine Gael/Labour government's disbandment of the old urban council system as 'short-sighted and destructive'.

"Our bill will create a Commission under the Local Government Act to review the geographical distribution of proposed town councils. This Commission will examine their powers and how they are financed. The purpose of this is to provide a fair basis to further legislative for the re-establishment of town councils."