Briefings

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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How well are councils in Scotland performing?

December 13, 2018

Summary In recent months LGiU Ireland has covered issues arising from the National Oversight and Audit Commission reports on local government performance in Ireland. Our near neighbours in Scotland have similar oversight provided by the Accounts Commission, and its annual Financial overview of local government in Scotland was published at the end…


Housing Review: November 2018

December 11, 2018

In this month's housing briefing we step back a little, and look at some of the ideas emerging from some recent housing conferences.



A new local electoral landscape in 2019 – what does it mean?

December 4, 2018

Summary The local elections in mid-2019 will be far more competitive than the presidential election and an opportunity to redress the apathy evidenced by a record low turnout of under 44% at the recent poll. All parties will be keen to establish a strong platform for the next general election.…



The NOAC Review of Shared Services

November 27, 2018

This is the next in the series of briefings providing an overview of NOAC’s national reports. This briefing will focus on NOAC’s first report on the Shared Service Programme.


Winners of the 2018 Excellence in Local Government Awards

November 23, 2018

LGiU Ireland were pleased to attend, sponsor and present an award at Chambers Ireland’s 2018 Excellence in Local Government Awards that took place last night in Dublin. We love to share good practice from around Ireland with our members, so over the next few months we’ll be bringing you a…


NILGA 2018 Annual Conference

November 21, 2018

Last month LGiU Ireland travelled to Armagh to attend the NILGA 2018 Annual Conference. This short briefing reports back on what happened and what we learned.


Oireachtas Review: October 2018

November 20, 2018

This is the first in a new series of briefings covering current affairs in the Oireachtas, focusing on debates and bills, their backgrounds and their outcomes.


AILG Autumn Conference 2018: Key Messages

November 15, 2018

The Association of Irish Local Government (AILG) held their Autumn Conference at the Hillgrove Hotel in Monaghan at the end of last month. LGiU were pleased to be able to attend the event and report back to our members, as outlined in this briefing.