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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Findings from the HaPAI Positive Ageing Survey

July 9, 2018

Last month the Healthy and Positive Ageing Initiative (HaPAI) launched their Local Indicators for Ireland. In this briefing we’ll give a bit of background to the research, and focus on some of the points and issues discussed in three key areas covered at the launch that are likely to be…


The 3rd National Report of NOAC

July 5, 2018

This briefing paper examines the third national report produced by NOAC (National Oversight and Audit Commission) relating to the level of local authority tenant customer satisfaction.




Reform in New Zealand: a new emphasis on well-being

June 22, 2018

This policy briefing looks at the current shift in public policy in New Zealand towards a much greater emphasis on well-being as the purpose of government at all levels, with consideration towards other jurisdictions.


The decline of local newspapers – a decline in local democracy?

June 21, 2018

This briefing summarises the current state of local newspapers in the UK and Ireland and its likely impact on local democracy, and will be interesting to local authority members and officers with responsibility for communities, the voluntary and community sector, policy and democratic services



Up close and personal: voter microtargeting via social media

June 7, 2018

Nobody can have failed to notice recent news coverage of the way in which social media may have influenced voters. But the different investigations and accusations can be confusing. This briefing aims to give an overview of the issues and why they matter.



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