The LGiU Ireland blog is a space for us – and you – to comment on Irish news, share opinions and debate issues facing local government in Ireland. You can comment on any of the posts below; if you would like to contribute a new post contact Hannah Muirhead.

Reflections from the April 2018 AILG Training Conference

April 18, 2018 by Hannah Muirhead

At the end of last week the Association of Irish Local Government held their Annual Training Conference in Dungarvan, Waterford. LGiU Ireland’s Hannah Muirhead was in attendance and here she reflects on the experience and shares some of the key points that were made by speakers during the course of…

Better Living In Your Own Home: a look at the many benefits of home sharing

March 21, 2018 by LGiU

Changing demographics and the housing crisis are two pertinent issues facing local authorities in Ireland, and we’re seeing that they can be effectively addressed together – through home sharing initiatives. Elder Home Share matches up vetted accommodation seekers to live with elderly homeowners in their own home as a home share companion.…

A Café for Recovery

December 8, 2017 by LGiU

Mark Gallagher from the North Ayrshire Drug and Alcohol Partnership, describes the amazing impact of the ‘Café Solace’ project, a local café, delivered by volunteers in recovery from alcohol and other drug problems, currently provided within three localities in North Ayrshire, Scotland.

30km/h speed limits in urban streets

November 22, 2017 by LGiU

Rod King MBE, Founder and Campaign Director of 20’s Plenty for Us discusses the importance of 30km/h speed limits and the role of local authorities in adopting them.

Reflections from the AILG autumn training seminar 2017

October 20, 2017 by Hannah Muirhead

LGiU Ireland’s Hannah Muirhead attended AILG’s Autumn 2017 training seminar in Sligo last week. Here, she reflects on the experience and shares some of the key points that were made during the two-day event.

Coastal Towns and Cities: unique challenges, unique solutions

August 18, 2017 by Hannah Muirhead

From port management and docklands regeneration to erosion and vulnerability to climate change, coastal towns and cities face unique challenges that require unique policy thinking to address. LGiU’s Hannah Muirhead explores some of these issues and takes a quick look at some interesting ways councils in Ireland and the UK…