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.

Find a briefing

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Cut the Bull: how changing your diet could help save the planet

September 19, 2019

As the effects of climate change become better recognised, more attention is being focused towards the issue of food impacts on climate change. This briefing will make recommendations on the ways in which local governments can address issues of health and climate change through diet.


The Puzzle of Rural Exodus in High Income Countries

September 17, 2019

This briefing explores the main causes of rural depopulation in high income countries, challenges faced by urban and rural communities as a result of rural depopulation and examples of how local authorities are trying to adapt to this trend.



Swift Read: NOAC Report on Customer Satisfaction

September 10, 2019

The purpose of this swift read is to examine some of the key findings of the recently published NOAC report on customer satisfaction, which involved an externally commissioned survey on how satisfied residents felt with their local authority.



Housing Review: Summer 2019

September 3, 2019

With much discussion focusing on Brexit, not much has been happening around housing. This briefing will focus on published studies and housing figures released over the summer.





Densification and its objectors in Johannesburg, South Africa

August 20, 2019

What are the reasons and objectives behind the drive for densification in South African cities generally and Johannesburg specifically? This briefing describes the policies to achieve densification in the city, why they have engendered animosity from resident groups and how the city is handling these objections.