Our policy briefings are available to all members of LGiU Ireland and anyone on a free trial. For details of subscriptions and sponsorships please contact us. For any other access please ask.

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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Performance in local government – Part 2

March 22, 2018

The previous briefing in this series of briefings on local government performance examined the first report produced by the National Oversight Audit Committee (NOAC) concerning the adequacy of local authority corporate plans. This briefing will examine the second report by NOAC produced in December 2015. – Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards Winner

March 20, 2018

This is the fifth in our series of briefings exploring winning programmes from the Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards. This week we’re taking a look at the winner of the Outstanding Customer Service category – Limerick City and County Council’s website

Rough Sleeping and Homelessness in Ireland

March 12, 2018

A recent briefing by LGiU into rough sleeping in England has prompted an update on the situation in Ireland. In this companion piece we look at Ireland, where homelessness figures still remain lower, but are rising at a much higher rate.

National Development Plan 2018 – 2027: Implications for regional development

March 3, 2018

Summary This briefing presents an overview of projected capital expenditure over the next decade on major infrastructural projects which will underpin the National Planning Framework, with particular reference to the five major cities. Briefing in full On 16 February 2018, the Government launched Project Ireland 2040 comprising the National Development…

The future of dockless bike sharing

March 1, 2018

This briefing looks at the rise of dockless bike sharing schemes, which have spread from China to Europe and proposals to develop them in Ireland are now being put forward by a variety of proponents.

Supporting the ‘real’ sharing economy

February 15, 2018

This briefing distinguishes between the for-profit companies normally associated with the sharing economy, such as Uber and Airbnb, and the original sharing economy concept built around non-profit cooperatives and community groups – the ‘real’ sharing economy.

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