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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Metro Mayor Precept – Value for Money?

February 14, 2019

With the recent announcements to advance the plebiscites for executive mayors in Cork, Limerick and Waterford, LGiU Ireland looks at one of the most interesting dynamics arising from appointment of Metro Mayors in the UK.


Housing Review: January 2019

February 12, 2019

The latest instalment of our monthly housing updates includes housing for older people, reports released, facts and figures and housing news.


Ageing well in the UK?

February 7, 2019

By 2046 there will be seven million more people aged over 65 in the United Kingdom, but the changing demographics will impact differently in villages, towns and cities of both Britain and Ireland in ageing. Services will need to plan for the differential pattern of ageing if a crisis is…




Oireachtas Review: December 2018

January 29, 2019

The latest in our series of Oireachtas reports covers what came before the Oireachtas as the year came to a close. Particularly important is the Local Government Bill. Other issues include Brexit, health costs, and abortion.



Clare County Council: A Month in the Life

January 22, 2019

LGiU Ireland are kicking off 2019 with a new series of monthly briefings on local government activities. First up, we're looking at at Clare County Council, drawing from the December edition of their Chief Executive’s Monthly Report and sharing some good practices and innovative initiatives.


Severe weather: building climate resilient communities

January 17, 2019

As the effects of climate change become more obvious across the world, this is a crucial time for building climate resilience across society. This briefing considers the events of winter 2017/18 and outlines how local authorities across Europe can help to build more climate resilient communities.