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2020 Hindsight: a year of our most impactful content

2020 was a tumultuous year for local government. It also one that clearly showed the importance of its community leadership role. We’ve had a look back through some of our most impactful work this year, providing support, looking ahead and shining a light on the work of councils and local government leaders.

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Housing and planning round-up December 2020

Fire safety is the big issue in this month’s roundup, with the government facing pressure to stop leaseholders in England being landed with hefty bills for removing cladding and other safety measures. The roundup also includes shared ownership, starter homes, housebuilding figures and the recent social housing white paper.

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The work of Bord Pleanála in 2019

This briefing provides an update and round-up of the work of An Bord Pleanála in 2019.

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Oireachtas Review: November 2020

Oireachtas affairs at a glance November 2020. In the following round-up service, we examine the major legislation and announcements from the Oireachtas in November 2020.

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Housing and planning round-up November 2020

What effect will the latest lockdown in England have on evictions, rough sleeping and other housing issues? This month’s housing and planning roundup focuses on Covid-19 but also includes news about Grenfell, the Housing Ombudsman and neighbourhood plans.

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Oireachtas Review: October 2020

This briefing looks over the months affairs in the Oireachtas, Ireland’s Parliament, in October 2020.

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Brexit Update October 2020

The end of the transition period is imminent. What does the current uncertainty mean for councils’ trying to plan for it at the same time as dealing with Covid-19 and mounting financial pressures? We look at the key issues here for local government.

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Oireachtas review: September 2020

September saw the Government launch its ‘Living with Covid’ Plan and by early October had put all counties on Level 3 restrictions.  This briefing provides an overview of Oireachtas activity in September which was largely Covid-19 focused, including the Criminal Justice (Enforcement Powers) (Covid-19) Act 2020, Dying with Dignity Bill, Sick Leave and Parental Leave…

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