In this Briefing LGiU Ireland provides a comprehensive overview of the AILG Paper, which contains useful recommendations for all parties currently trying to work their way through the difficult negotiations now going on.
We are currently working on briefings about:
- The National Planning Framework (and its links to the Scottish model)
- Rebuilding Ireland: The Action Plan for Housing
- Lifelong living at the heart of a caring local government system
- Local Government Strategic planning in times of austerity
- Culture as a catalyst for innovation and growth in a rural local authority
- Making local government efficient and effective
- Securing Ireland: Emergency Management in an unstable world environment
LGiU Ireland policy briefings contributors include:
- John Martin
- Andy Cullen
- Jack Keyes
- Pat McLoughlin
- Des Page
If you’re interested in writing briefings for us, or have any comments about content, get in touch.
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What is the Mitigation Plan trying to do? Where does it fit in with the plethora of public documents, plans, commitments etc. which are fast becoming a feature of this particular policy landscape? And where is it taking us?
Alongside our other briefings on local government around the world this briefing helps to strengthen our understanding of the challenges that can be faced by local government, and some of the ways people in other countries have set about addressing them.
This briefing will examine the legislative background to audit committees in Irish local authorities, discuss the purpose, role and functions of audit committees, and explore some of the key operational and procedural issues associated with local authority audit committees.
In local government we often discuss the role of heritage in encouraging tourism and bolstering the local economy but we less frequently consider its role in helping to shape a place and strengthen its identity and the sense of place of its residents.
This is the first of a series of briefings discussing the consequences of tourism on the economic and social development of towns and cities (both positive and negative) since the year 2017 has been declared by the United Nations the Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.
With their remit for wellbeing, public health, and community development, local authorities have a central role to play in promoting age friendly communities. Such a remit is not easy at a period of austerity, yet three case studies from the UK and Ireland provide lessons as to how this might…
By 2021 it is proposed that over 5,000 social housing units will be provided annually by social landlords, but there are major challenges facing the voluntary sector in achieving this. This briefing looks at some of the issues facing housing associations.
What is a sense of place and why should it matter to every local authority and how can councils foster a positive sense of place? This briefing provides an introduction to a future series of briefings exploring place and planning, wellbeing, the arts, engagement, regeneration and new places.
While Northern Ireland will share in the uncertainties that exist elsewhere as the process of UK withdrawal from the EU gathers pace, there are some aspects that will manifest differently for the people of Northern Ireland.