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Local Authority Rates Collection 2013-2014

3 Jan 2019 in Briefings

This briefing examines NOAC’s first national report on local authority rates collection performance for the years 2013 to 2014. NOAC decided to carry out an analysis on local authorities with weak collection rates and high arrears, and we examine NOAC's comments here.

Oireachtas Review: November 2018

18 Dec 2018 in Briefings

Water, abortion, broadband and local government were the main issues before the Oireachtas in November as the budget continued its way through the legislative process. This briefing outlines these bills and their outcomes.

How well are councils in Scotland performing?

13 Dec 2018 in Briefings

Summary In recent months LGiU Ireland has covered issues arising from the National Oversight and Audit Commission reports on local government performance in Ireland. Our near neighbours in Scotland have similar oversight provided by the Accounts Commission, and its annual Financial overview of local government in Scotland was published at the end of November 2018. The report […]

The NOAC Review of Shared Services

27 Nov 2018 in Briefings

This is the next in the series of briefings providing an overview of NOAC’s national reports. This briefing will focus on NOAC’s first report on the Shared Service Programme.

Winners of the 2018 Excellence in Local Government Awards

23 Nov 2018 in Briefings

LGiU Ireland were pleased to attend, sponsor and present an award at Chambers Ireland’s 2018 Excellence in Local Government Awards that took place last night in Dublin. We love to share good practice from around Ireland with our members, so over the next few months we’ll be bringing you a full briefing exploring each of […]

Brexit – A Case of Self-Imposed Damage?

22 Nov 2018

In a personal view from Peter Brennan, Managing Director of EPS Consulting and Member of the Public Policy Advisors Network, this blog reviews the current Brexit position from an Irish perspective.

NILGA 2018 Annual Conference

21 Nov 2018 in Briefings

Last month LGiU Ireland travelled to Armagh to attend the NILGA 2018 Annual Conference. This short briefing reports back on what happened and what we learned.