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Live-blogging from the Civic Centre in Nenagh, Co. Tipperary today... It's the venue for a Citizens' Forum for making local Government better. Sounds like another talking shop - not so. The folks who came along today - around 40 of them - are right now discussing their ideas which will in the coming days be presented to Nenagh Town Council and North Tipperary County Council for action.Ideas discussed earlier included an idea from Brazil called 'Participatory Budgeting' where the citizens have a real say in how their taxes are spent locally. Another suggestion was for Citizens' Juries, as already piloted in Ballymun, Dublin.
We'll keep you posted on what Nenagh proposes - after the results of the discussions come in.
The photo shows the discussion in progress.