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.

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…

Place of clear water

August 11, 2017 by Janet Sillett

My ‘place of clear water,’ the first hill in the world where springs washed into the shiny grass and darkened cobbles in the bed of the lane. Anahorish, soft gradient of consonant, vowel-meadow

A seat at the table?

July 21, 2017 by LGiU

Where is the voice of Northern Irish local government in the Brexit debate? Asks LGiU’s Janet Sillett. You’d have to look pretty hard to find it.