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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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.




Housing Review: October 2018

November 8, 2018

The housing briefing this month focuses on the Budget and related actions taken by government to address the housing crisis.


Local Age Friendly Solutions across Ireland

November 6, 2018

Having an ageing population is one of the greatest challenges facing the developed world today, so in recent years, Ireland has taken significant steps to become an age-friendly nation. This briefing covers the work of Age Friendly Ireland in local authorities and the fantastic work that is being done across…


Housing and planning in the UK: October 2018

November 1, 2018

LGiU in the UK publish a monthly round-up covering housing and planning. Adapted for an Irish audience, this roundup will be useful for those working in local authorities to see what is happening with regards to housing in the UK.



Public Service Reform and NOAC

October 23, 2018

This briefing gives an overview of the first national report on public service reform published by NOAC. This briefing is part of a series that has examined a number of NOAC’s national reports.


The New National Performance Framework in Scotland

October 16, 2018

This briefing summarises the development of Scottish National Policy Framework from 2007 onwards, and describes the new arrangements included in the revised NPF launched in 2018, and what Irish audiences can learn from this.


Tackling period poverty: lessons from Scotland

October 9, 2018

Scotland is the first nation in the world to offer free period products in all schools, colleges and universities. But why is this necessary? This briefing examines the phenomenon of period poverty and what is being done across the UK, and in Ireland, to tackle it.


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