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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this international briefing, we consider examples of how different countries are working to resolve homelessness. It touches on the Housing First model, as well as other initiatives that countries across the globe are implementing in their quest to end homelessness.