This month's housing briefing covers a recent OECD report that comparing affordable housing outcomes, a report on the Joint Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government and the findings from a survey of renters.
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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In the the sixth instalment exploring winning programmes from the 2018 Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards, we’re taking a look at the winner of the Outstanding Initiative Through the Municipal Districts category – Clare County Council and Ennis Municipal District's Friar's Walk Coach Park.
Directly Elected Mayors – a platform for shifting local and central relations, or a pipedream of no consequence?
In this briefing, LGiU Ireland examines the government's proposals for executive mayors in Cork, Waterford and Limerick, and draws upon relevant experiences from other countries that have moved in the direction of executive mayors.
This briefing explores Housing First as a possible solution to rising levels of homelessness. We look at current trends in homelessness prevention in Scottish policy-making and set out what local authorities in Ireland can do to aid the transition towards a Housing First approach.
In this international briefing, we consider examples of how different countries are working to resolve homelessness. It touches on the Housing First model, as well as other initiatives that countries across the globe are implementing in their quest to end homelessness.
LGiU Ireland attended the 4th Annual Public Lecture Series of UCC’s Centre for Local and Regional Governance (CLRG), which took place in Cork in March. This Swift Read summarises what we learned.
In the fifth instalment in our series of briefings exploring winning programmes from the 2018 Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards we’re taking a look at the winner of the Commemorations & Centenaries category – Meath County Council's Francis Ledwidge Centenary celebrations.
In the third instalment in our new series of monthly briefings on local government activities, we’re looking at the achievements and innovations of Fingal County Council, drawing from the February edition of their Chief Executive’s Monthly Report.
The position of local government in Scotland has been debated in the Scottish Parliament for the 20 years of its existence. In the same year as the anniversaries of 100 years of Irish national government and 120 years of local government, this briefing covers these issues for an Irish audience.
February was a Brexit-focused month in the Dáil, with the passing of the Brexit Omnibus Bill. This summary also covers the Judicial Appointments Bill and the implications of recent Supreme Court Decisions on the workings of the Oireachtas.