Briefings


Reflections on housing policy challenges

February 19, 2019

Ensuring availability and affordability of housing, to rent or buy, and market stability, poses major policy challenges for 2019 and beyond, with no easy answers and few risk-free options. This briefing covers the past, present and future of the current housing crisis and what we can do.


Metro Mayor Precept – Value for Money?

February 14, 2019

With the recent announcements to advance the plebiscites for executive mayors in Cork, Limerick and Waterford, LGiU Ireland looks at one of the most interesting dynamics arising from appointment of Metro Mayors in the UK.


Housing Review: January 2019

February 12, 2019

The latest instalment of our monthly housing updates includes housing for older people, reports released, facts and figures and housing news.


Ageing well in the UK?

February 7, 2019

By 2046 there will be seven million more people aged over 65 in the United Kingdom, but the changing demographics will impact differently in villages, towns and cities of both Britain and Ireland in ageing. Services will need to plan for the differential pattern of ageing if a crisis is…




Oireachtas Review: December 2018

January 29, 2019

The latest in our series of Oireachtas reports covers what came before the Oireachtas as the year came to a close. Particularly important is the Local Government Bill. Other issues include Brexit, health costs, and abortion.



Clare County Council: A Month in the Life

January 22, 2019

LGiU Ireland are kicking off 2019 with a new series of monthly briefings on local government activities. First up, we're looking at at Clare County Council, drawing from the December edition of their Chief Executive’s Monthly Report and sharing some good practices and innovative initiatives.