The necessary response to one public health crisis, the Covid-19 pandemic, may be inadvertently creating a different one behind closed doors – a rise in domestic violence. Councils have a crucial role to play in maintaining domestic abuse services and support during this period.
Transparency, inclusion and accountability – at a uniquely difficult time
Our collected resources for local government on Covid-19 plus live blog updates
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This briefing looks at how local government in Ireland, within its limited range of functions, can provide the necessary local leadership to support those at the frontline, alongside providing assurance and information to the population on actions being taken to confront the virus and its consequences.
We will be publishing regular finance round-ups over this period – covering developments relating to Covid-19 but also other finance announcements. This is the first round-up.