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Local Elections 2019 Results

6 Jun 2019 in Briefings

In this briefing we outline the results of the local elections as well as the mayoral plebiscites, and what this means for the future of local government in Ireland.


Public Service Performance 2018

28 May 2019 in Briefings

In this briefing the performance of Irish public services is examined though the evidence provided by three recently published reports, in comparison with the rest of the OECD.


Housing Review: April 2019 – Prospects for Home Ownership

23 May 2019 in Briefings

In the review this month we have a look at some recent developments and updated figures relating to how a change in home ownership patterns is taking hold in Ireland. We also explore some other related themes that have been reported on including the growth of ‘Buy to Rent’ investment, the reservation of apartments for social housing, and the influence of housing on business cycles in Ireland.




Tipperary County Council: A Month in the Life

3 May 2019 in Briefings

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.



Housing Review: March 2019

18 Apr 2019 in Briefings

This month's housing briefing covers a recent OECD report that comparing affordable housing outcomes, a report on the Joint Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government and the findings from a survey of renters.


Housing First in Scotland

11 Apr 2019 in Briefings

This briefing explores Housing First as a possible solution to rising levels of homelessness. We look at current trends in homelessness prevention in Scottish policy-making and set out what local authorities in Ireland can do to aid the transition towards a Housing First approach.