Dog mess is one of the most common causes of complaints to local councils. What innovative solutions are out there that councils, both in the UK and in Ireland, are using? This Swift Read outlines ways of tackling dog fouling using examples of different solutions used by various local authorities.
The proposals in the white paper will be discussed with the EU negotiators during the summer as a package with the negotiations about the terms of UK’s withdrawal. Time is short. What are the key points raised and the challenges posed by the white paper?
Men’s Sheds offer a community space for older (usually retired) men to work on projects, make new friends and get out of the house. This Swift Read outlines some case studies of the Men’s Sheds movement across Ireland and Scotland, and their associated benefits.
Is there such a thing as a housing professional? In this briefing we look at the provision of education and training courses for housing practitioners in Ireland and ask how they fit into the bigger picture of career paths in housing management.
The purpose of this briefing is to review some of the key findings from the latest report (no. 18) of the National Oversight and Audit Commission (NOAC) which involved a local authority satisfaction survey to establish the general public’s level of satisfaction with their experience of engaging with their local…
LGiU attended the Academy of Urbanism's annual congress, this year titled “Cities on the Rise”, in the city of Cork, in an observational capacity to feed back the relevant learning to LGiU members. Here we explore three discussed issues: democratic placemaking, the drivierless future and the new urban crisis.
This briefing is one of a series looking at local government across the world and offers an insight into the local government system in Finland, and the trends and issues affecting it.
This Swift Read outlines the risks and dangers associated with the release of balloons and lanterns, the responses that local authorities in the UK and Ireland have taken under mounting pressure, and what more might be done.
This briefing examines the role of city and county councils in Ireland's Decade of Centenaries from 2012-2022, and the impact that this has on culture and heritage across the country.
Last month the Healthy and Positive Ageing Initiative (HaPAI) launched their Local Indicators for Ireland. In this briefing we’ll give a bit of background to the research, and focus on some of the points and issues discussed in three key areas covered at the launch that are likely to be…