The 2012 Report of the Mahon Tribunal recommended that the Minister of the Environment’s enforcement powers should be transferred to an Independent Planning Regulator, who would also be charged with carrying out investigations into systemic problems in the Irish planning system as well as educational and research functions.
This is the second in our new series of monthly briefings on local government activities. This month we’re looking at the achievements and innovations of Limerick City and County Council, drawing from the January edition of their Chief Executive’s Monthly Report.
February has seen the publication of a slew of reports and policy initiatives. The Oireachtas has also been busy dealing with housing matters. Finally, more end 2018 figures have been released for housing.
Two recent reports reveal an interesting picture of council housing in England and the wider housing market at the start of 2019. The details are summarised here.
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.
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.
The latest instalment of our monthly housing updates includes housing for older people, reports released, facts and figures and housing news.
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 to be averted.
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.
This briefing covers NOAC's fourth annual Performance Indicator Report which was published in 2017, and the key findings and recommendations outlined in the report.