In advance of the local elections this Thursday, we bring you a summary of each party's manifesto and what it means in relation to local government issues.
In the eighth instalment exploring winning programmes from the 2018 Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards we’re taking a look at the winner of the Disability Services Provision category, Monaghan County Council's inclusive playground policy.
How could more tax funding powers be devolved to local government? This IFS report sets how to assess the suitability of and devolution of taxes and analyses what could be raised across England from the various options. There is also a review of local tax arrangements in different countries.
Urban population growth and increases in housing costs often go hand in hand. This briefing explores how the classic approaches to affordable renting followed by local authorities are producing poorer results, and how the revival of price ceiling control seems to be having positive results in Berlin.
We report on the Northern Irish local elections which took place on 2nd May 2019.
This is the fourth instalment in our new series of monthly briefings on local government activities. This month we’re looking at achievements and innovations from Tipperary County Council, drawing from the March edition of their Chief Executive’s Monthly Report.
Robin Hood Energy (RHE) was established in 2015 when it became the UK’s first local authority owned gas and electricity supplier. This briefing outlines what was done, how it worked and what could have been done better.
Just about every country operates some form of waiting list for housing services provided by the state. This briefing covers Ireland's use of waiting lists for local authority housing and how they've changed in recent years.
In the seventh 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 Tourism category – Waterford City and County Council’s King of the Vikings attraction.
This month's Oireachtas report focuses heavily on the draft proposals for directly elected mayors in Cork, Limerick and Waterford.