The purpose of this briefing is to examine the first report produced by The National Oversight and Audit Commission (NOAC) on the adequacy of local authority corporate plans.
Given the similarities between issues surrounding housing in the UK and Ireland, it will be useful to take a look at the Mayor of London's draft housing strategy - a strategy for the capital assessing housing conditions and housing need, including proposals for tackling these issues and a statement of…
This Briefing examines the new public service reform plan and addresses its potential impact including upon the local government system.
Estonia is an example of a successful transformational digital government plan. Due to significant similarities between Estonia and Ireland in terms of demography and administrative structure, it is worth considering the lessons that can be learned by local government in Ireland.
This briefing presents an overview of the public consultation document, Towards a Marine Spatial Plan for Ireland – A Roadmap for the delivery of the national Marine Spatial Plan, published by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government.
This briefing will explore the national policy framework (‘Healthy Ireland’), and how it will facilitate greater connection and linkage of all the various health strategies and plans at the local level.
This briefing describes the role that the Healthy and Positive Ageing Initiative, working in collaboration with the Age Friendly Cities and Counties programme, has played in developing evidence to inform changes in practice and policy at national and local level.
To complement our series on the Chambers Excellence in Local Government awards, in this briefing we cover some successful projects from the Scottish equivalent, the COSLA Excellence Awards.
This briefing examines the role and scope of internal audit within the local government sector, and explores areas area of internal control before looking at some of the key challenges facing internal audit and the current trend of contracting out the internal audit function to external service providers.
With Housing in Ireland continuing to be an issue of immediate importance, we're taking a look at how England, which is experiencing a similar housing crisis, is trying to address the matter.