What is a sense of place and why should it matter to every local authority and how can councils foster a positive sense of place? This briefing provides an introduction to a future series of briefings exploring place and planning, wellbeing, the arts, engagement, regeneration and new places.
While Northern Ireland will share in the uncertainties that exist elsewhere as the process of UK withdrawal from the EU gathers pace, there are some aspects that will manifest differently for the people of Northern Ireland.
Summary In recent years, there has been an increasing amount of research undertaken assessing the role that social media plays in electoral contests across the Globe. Ireland has also seen the impact of social media engagement in our electoral system and increasingly the disruption associated with the use of social…
By drawing from local examples encountered in a border county over the past 13 years, this briefing gives a picture of current thoughts and concerns, and examines the role of local government in managing the transition and post-Brexit scenario.
The first in a series of briefings looking at the financing of local government in other countries which should help readers to build up an understanding of the financial arrangements in Ireland and how these compare to neighbouring countries.
In this briefing, we look at the context, focus on some of the areas that we believe are highlighted by the aftermath of the fire, and provide links to other resources from the UK that could be helpful to councillors and officers in Ireland and elsewhere.
Summary This briefing is one of a series looking at local government across the world. It outlines the development of France’s republican and democratic structures (including changes to the constitution) and the influence they have had on local government, and institutions at a local level. It looks at the development…
Here, we examine the thinking underpinning the proposed Bill, as set out by Deputy Cassells, along with the responses from newly appointed Minister, Eoghan Murphy, T.D. Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, and Minister of State, Damian English, T.D.
This Brexit update focuses on the negotiations process between the UK and the EU, Brexit bills in the UK's Queen’s Speech, the rights of citizens, issues from Scotland and Northern Ireland and potential implications for Ireland and Irish citizens.
This briefing will illustrate the key objectives of local authorities risk management policies, examine the risk management system that is in place in most local authorities today, and concludes by examining the key roles and responsibilities of staff in local authorities in effectively managing risk.