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Local government structure | nidirect

Local government in Northern Ireland is currently made up of 26 councils. These councils provide a range of services, such as your local sport and leisure centre or arranging your waste collection. A reform programme is...

Local government reform | nidirect

From April 2015 local councils will be reduced from 26 to 11 under a programme of reform. Find out more about how these changes will affect you, including information on your new council, its services and rates.

Local government | nidirect

Index page for local government section

New councils taking over in April | nidirect

On Wednesday 1 April the current 26 local councils in Northern Ireland will be replaced by 11 new ones. They will take on extra responsibilities, as well as continuing to carry out all that councils currently do.

Responsibilities of local councils | nidirect

information about the responsibilities of your local council