Time at last for rural development?

February 7, 2017

The Government has just published a new national plan on rural development. Entitled 'Realising our Rural Potential: Action Plan for Rural Development', the Plan sets out some 270 actions with identified action owners across the public sector and over the three levels of government in the State.

Brexit: What’s next for Ireland, Scotland, and the UK?

February 3, 2017

Brexit continues to dominate the news and parliament and must be always be in the minds of nearly everyone in local government. This briefing summarises the next legislative steps, the outlook for the economy and the response to the current situation in the UK, Scotland and Ireland.

Parish Councils in the United Kingdom

January 30, 2017

How can community councils improve local accountability and deliver effective devolved services? Can lessons be learned from the Scottish and English models? We look here at the legislation affecting them and how there are many examples of innovative practice around service devolution and development.

Ireland 2040: Lessons for implementing a national planning framework

January 26, 2017

The National Planning Framework Consultative Policy Statement will shortly be published by the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government, and is without doubt one of the most important policy statements any government in the history of the State has published.

Local Government Revenue Budgets 2017

January 23, 2017

This Briefing provides an overview of the revenue budgets for Irish local authorities for 2017, looking at areas of expenditure that are incurred by local authorities, examining the various sources of funding available to each local authority, and drawing comparisons between the budgets of 2016 and 2017.

The Role Of The Chief Executive In Irish Local Government

January 12, 2017

The chief executive (CE) role in Irish local government has evolved significantly in recent decades. This Briefing paper will trace the evolution of the role, outline responsibilities as defined by statute and comment on the interface with the political system.

Looking at Homelessness in Greater Glasgow and Greater Manchester

January 10, 2017

Following our recent introduction to housing issues in Ireland LGIU Ireland is happy to publish a briefing on the issue of homelessness in greater Glasgow and greater Manchester, as the challenge of homelessness in both locations is something that will be relevant to the current situation in Ireland, particularly in…