LGIU’s Kim Fellows writes on the importance of supporting waste management services amid increasing pressures due to the coronavirus crisis.
A new settlement and new research centre
Fit for the future
Climate friendly Argyll and Bute
In response to the coronavirus crisis the state is expanding enormously. This has big potential implications for the post-crisis future, including increased centralisation.
LGIU health and social care round-up associate and parish councillor, Christine Heron, reports on what her village is doing to prepare for coronavirus.
We want to hear your story, the local government story of the Covid-19 pandemic. Send us a short clip of what it’s like working in local government during the pandemic.
Social distancing doesn’t have to be anti-social. How are communities in your area interacting while staying safe?
The ‘Festival of the Year’ award was given to The Dublin Bay Prawn Festival in Howth, one of Ireland’s largest food festivals.
Local leadership is vitally important during this crisis, but, writes LGIU’s Head of Briefings Janet Sillett, so too is democratic accountability and scrutiny.
Given the government’s important commitment to net zero by 2050, a clear challenge has been set for local authorities (and many others) to improve their carbon footprint, writes Mike Giles of the ECA.
The Association of Irish Local Government held their annual conference in March, hosting councillors from across Ireland for a packed programme covering key issues facing the sector. This year, focus was on climate action, and the first annual Women’s Network meeting was held. LGIU’s Jennifer Glover attended the event and brings you the highlights.