In the fourth instalment in our series of briefings exploring winning programmes from the 2018 Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards, we’re taking a look at the winner of the Health and Wellbeing category – Cavan County Council’s LGBT+ Youth Project.
The Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) have recently published a very helpful briefing paper on local government finance in Scotland. This swift read provides an overview of the SPICe briefing, and is aimed to give Irish officers and councillors a better idea of how the funding system works in Scotland.
The 2012 Report of the Mahon Tribunal recommended that the Minister of the Environment’s enforcement powers should be transferred to an Independent Planning Regulator, who would also be charged with carrying out investigations into systemic problems in the Irish planning system as well as educational and research functions.
LGiU Ireland went along to Longford for the Association of Irish Local Government’s 2019 training conference. Here’s a brief summary of what was discussed during the packed two-day event.
This is the second in our new series of monthly briefings on local government activities. This month we’re looking at the achievements and innovations of Limerick City and County Council, drawing from the January edition of their Chief Executive’s Monthly Report.
February has seen the publication of a slew of reports and policy initiatives. The Oireachtas has also been busy dealing with housing matters. Finally, more end 2018 figures have been released for housing.
In the third instalment in our series of briefings exploring winning programmes from the 2018 Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards, we look at the winner of the Best Library Service category – Kildare County Council’s Athy Community Library.
The future of Europe and the policy engines that will drive it are being widely debated all across the EU. This briefing looks at this evolving debate across the EU, the context for Ireland, rise of Invest EU and explore why local government should continue to influence its outcome.
Brexit, the costs of the new children’s hospital and the Nurse’s strike dominated Oireachtas proceedings in January. Legislation included the Local Government Rates Bill, Judicial Appointments Bill and No Consent, No Sale Bill.
In the second instalment in our series of briefings exploring winning programmes from the 2018 Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards, we look at the winner of the Promoting Economic Development category – Galway County Council's successful bid for the European Region of Gastronomy in 2018.