LGiU Ireland is a policy information service dedicated to local government across Ireland. We work to inform our members by providing practical, up-to-the-minute intelligence on policy issues. Our services help public servants make policy, support residents and work more effectively with colleagues.

Our membership includes councils, charities, central government and public sector partners united by their interest in, and commitment to, providing the best possible local government services for citizens.

Nearly 5,000 people across Ireland receive our email bulletins every day –  Senators, TDs, Conveners, CEOs, NGOs in addition to our core audience of councillors and council officers. Over 25 organisations, including local authorities, chambers of commerce and regional assemblies, have chosen to support us by becoming members. They help steer our priorities as well as gaining access to our member-only information services.

What we do

We offer:

  • LGiU Ireland Daily News – emailed out every weekday
  • LGiU Ireland Policy Briefings – emailed out at least twice a week
  • Workshops, study visits, roundtables and other events
  • Interesting and insightful blog posts
  • Research and consultancy

LGiU Ireland Daily News – out at breakfast, 5 days a week, 52 weeks a year – summarises what the papers are saying about local government across Ireland. Our Policy Briefings – written by sector colleagues and academics in Ireland – explore current policy developments and themes in Ireland and beyond.

We aim to help both politicians and officers make informed and effective decisions.

How we work

As a not-for-profit organisation, we exist to help local government deliver – and so help local residents’ quality of life. We cover or comment on key policy development and legislation in Ireland. Through our sister organisations LGiU and LGiU Scotland, we also support local government and its partners across the UK. Our international briefings and contacts mean we can look beyond the borders of the UK for ideas, case studies and collaborations.

We work alongside other sector bodies including AILG, LGMA, Chambers Ireland and Age Friendly Ireland to complement and add value, and to and work in partnership where we can. We aim to help meet unmet needs – so we welcome requests and suggestions for content.

Our offices are in Dublin, while our wider network of associates are from all across Ireland.

To fund our service we work on a subscription basis – but we also offer free trials and low cost access so we can share our information with a wider audience. Contact us for more information about trial membership. We have no party political alignment and strive to be impartial at all times.