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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A look at the Mayor of London’s draft housing strategy

January 18, 2018

Given the similarities between issues surrounding housing in the UK and Ireland, it will be useful to take a look at the Mayor of London's draft housing strategy - a strategy for the capital assessing housing conditions and housing need, including proposals for tackling these issues and a statement of…



Estonia’s Digital Government Revolution – what can be learnt?

January 11, 2018

Estonia is an example of a successful transformational digital government plan. Due to significant similarities between Estonia and Ireland in terms of demography and administrative structure, it is worth considering the lessons that can be learned by local government in Ireland.






Internal Audit in the Irish local government system

December 5, 2017

This briefing examines the role and scope of internal audit within the local government sector, and explores areas area of internal control before looking at some of the key challenges facing internal audit and the current trend of contracting out the internal audit function to external service providers.


A look at Housing supply in England

November 30, 2017

With Housing in Ireland continuing to be an issue of immediate importance, we're taking a look at how England, which is experiencing a similar housing crisis, is trying to address the matter.



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