Lessons from Ireland and their humanitarian response to Ukraine

In Ireland, much debate and discussion recently have been centred around the required humanitarian response to Ukraine. In this blog, LGIU’s Dr Seán Ó’Riordáin explores the ways in which local government will need to continue to step up in the coming months and years.

Global, Ireland Blog Post

Honouring the Ukrainian spirit

The events unfolding in Ukraine offers us all an important reminder of how precious our democracy is and how we must fight to protect it. LGIU Chief Exec, Jonathan Carr-West explains the vital role local government needs to play right now and in the future.

Global Blog Post

Local authorities and place and wellbeing outcomes

When it comes to place and wellbeing there are a core set of outcomes that are needed to ensure residents can thrive and stay healthy. Susan Rintoul from Improvement Services shares how local authorities can make wellbeing a top priority at every opportunity by embedding the outcomes in their decision-making processes.  

Scotland Blog Post

The impact of war in Ukraine

The LGIU stands with the people of Ukraine and supports all of local government with dealing with the impact of war on areas from cost of living to defending local democracy.


The foundations of trust and democracy are local

As we launch our local elections support with 10 weeks to go until the local elections, Ingrid Koehler reflects on trust and how local voting is an opportunity to build trust if we take a few simple steps.

England & Wales, Scotland

Resilience at the heart of the community

We chatted with Cllr Euan Jardine, winner of the Resilience and Recovery award at the Scottish Cllr Awards 2021, to discuss the fundamental role of community-level action during the pandemic and what he hopes to accomplish next.

Scotland Blog Post

Libraries: dedication to public service

Karen Fraser, Executive Manager at Shetland’s Library Services, writes about how, in this time of social crisis, libraries are needed more than ever and staff are rising to the challenge.

Scotland Blog Post