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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A Look at the Scottish Climate Change Plan 2018 – 2032

May 23, 2018

This briefing outlines the proposals and policies the Scottish government intends to implement to maintain its status as a climate change “world-leader", and is relevant for those working in electricity, transport, planning, housing, environment, sustainability, waste, air quality and senior management, within Scotland and beyond.






A look at the revised National Planning Policy Framework for England

April 26, 2018

Given the many similar challenges addressing socio-economic change in England it is interesting to see that the UK Government is also focused on forward planning, especially in regard to the provision of housing, something which will ring familiar to Irish ears.



Local government communications and social media

April 18, 2018

Social media is everywhere. To some extent, it affects the lives of everyone, even those who profess not to use or understand it. It is therefore essential that local government public relations teams use social media alongside more traditional methods of communication.



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