What we are

LGiU Ireland is a new policy information service dedicated to local government across Ireland.

Our service is available free of charge to all local authorities and civil society groups, TDs and NGOs across Ireland for a trial period ending 31st December 2016.

What we do

We offer:

  • LGiU Ireland Daily News – emailed out every working day
  • LGiU Ireland Briefings – emailed out once or twice a week
  • LGiU Ireland blog posts and events

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.

LGiU Ireland Briefings – written by sector colleagues and academics in Ireland – explore current policy developments and themes,  supplemented by briefings from LGiU Ireland’s sister organisations in London and Edinburgh.

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

How we work

As a not-for-profit, we exist to help local government deliver – and so help local residents’ quality of life. We aim to cover or comment on key policy development and legislation in Ireland, and in England, Scotland and elsewhere too (where relevant to Ireland) – if we miss something important please say!

We hope to work alongside other sector bodies including AILG and LGMA to complement and add value, and to collaborate and work in partnership where we can. We aim to help meet unmet needs – so we welcome requests and suggestions, for example to provide policy recommendations, or training events.

Our team are based 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. We have no party political alignment. We strive to be impartial at all times.

About LGiU England

To find out more about LGiU’s services for English councils, visit the LGiU site here.

About LGiU Scotland

To find out more about LGiU Scotland’s service for Scottish councils, visit the LGIU Scotland website here.