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Ireland’s Planning and Development Bill 2023 – Parts 13 and 14

This briefing is part of our series covering Ireland’s Planning and Development Bill. It covers Part 13 of the Bill, which considers appropriation, disposal and development of land, and Part 14 on compulsory acquisition and purchase of land.

Ireland Briefing
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The impacts of poor housing on health outcomes

This briefing looks at the link between housing, health inequalities and good health. Councils have a growing role in working with health services to prevent ill-health, tackle health inequalities, and ensure homes are safe, healthy and promote independent living in an ageing society.       

England & Wales Briefing With case study
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Ireland’s Planning and Development Bill 2023 – Parts 10, 11 and 12

This briefing is part of our series covering Ireland’s Planning and Development Bill. In this briefing, we examine Part 10 ‘Architectural Heritage’, Part 11 ‘Enforcement’, and Part 12 ‘Appeal Procedures, Planning Register and Records, and Miscellaneous Powers and Procedures’ of the Bill.

Ireland Briefing
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Delivering decentralised decisions: Local government in Denmark

The European Charter of Local Self-Government, a benchmark international treaty, affirms the role of local communities in exercising democracy. This briefing draws on the CLRAE report on Denmark’s compliance with the Charter, to illustrate important features of the well-functioning Danish local self-government system.

Global Briefing
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Ireland’s Housing Needs Assessment 2023

This briefing reviews, in detail, the Ireland Housing Agency’s Summary of Social Housing Assessments report. Considering what the figures tell us about the nature of the demand for social housing in Ireland and how this has changed over the past decade.

Ireland Briefing
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Ireland’s Report of the Housing Commission: First impressions

In this briefing, we provide an overview of the recent Report of the Housing Commission, unpacking the political response and report highlights, and briefly discussing how the main recommendations should be implemented.

Ireland Briefing
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Unveiling the challenges of councillor recruitment and retention

This briefing summarises the main discoveries and recommendations from the AILG “The 21st Century Councillor in Irish Local Government” report, shedding light on the challenges that hinder the retention of existing councillors and the recruitment of new candidates.

Ireland Briefing
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Charities and the local government funding crisis

The financial fortunes of local government and the voluntary sector are intertwined. Relationships between councils and charities go beyond direct funding, ranging from landlord/tenant, commissioner/provider, or simply trusted partners. Three recent reports explore the risks to the voluntary sector of local government cutbacks and the implications for communities.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing