Local government in Northern Ireland has changed
Previously there were 26 Councils in Northern Ireland. From 1 April 2015 these merged to become eleven larger Councils with some new responsibilities including:
- Community planning
- Part responsibility for local roads
- Local economic development and tourism
These changes present a number of new opportunities for the sector over the coming years.
The reform of local government is being led by the Department of the Environment. Find out more about the process at (below are more relevant links):
New council areas
Below is an outline map showing the new Council areas. Use the buttons to view the old councils alongside the new.