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The Irish Option – Changing the Way Councils Respond to Travellers

Tackling illegal traveller sites has always been highly contentious for councils. The Home Secretary has set out draft measures to make it easier to remove travellers from land they should not be on and also plans to consider making it a criminal offence to set up illegal encampments.

England & Wales, Scotland With case study

Tipperary County Council: A Month in the Life

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.

Ireland With case study
Members & Global Local

GPS technology and dementia

This paper covers some of the complex legal and ethical issues of using Global Positioning Systems (GPS) enabled devices to help people living with dementia to get out and about. It is relevant to officers and elected members dealing with adult social services.

Scotland With case study

King of the Vikings: Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards Winner

In the seventh instalment in our series of briefings exploring winning programmes from the 2018 Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards, we’re taking a look at the winner of the Tourism category – Waterford City and County Council’s King of the Vikings attraction.

Ireland With case study

Affordable Renting? Learning from the Mietpreisbremese experience in Berlin

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.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland With case study

Keeping the lights on: Robin Hood Energy

Robin Hood Energy (RHE) was established in 2015 when it became the UK’s first local authority owned gas and electricity supplier. This briefing outlines what was done, how it worked and what could have been done better.

England & Wales, Ireland, Scotland With case study