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New councillor? LGIU is here for you

Whether you’re a brand new councillor or an old hand, LGIU is here to support you to deliver for your local residents. LGIU Chief Executive Jonathan Carr-West explains how new councillors can start benefitting from LGIU now.

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Ireland’s Planning and Development Bill 2023 – Parts 7 and 8

This briefing is part of our series covering the Planning and Development Bill. It covers Parts 7 and 8 of the Bill, which consists of the “Housing Strategy and Supply” and “Miscellaneous Powers of Planning Authorities”.


Ireland’s house price dilemma: Unpalatable alternatives in focus

Recent political debate on Ireland’s house price escalation has brought into focus a dilemma: continue affordability problems or face possible adverse side effects if prices could be reduced. This briefing examines diverse viewpoints, analyses recent trends and delves into the challenges and opportunities of a more sustainable housing market.


Collection: Libraries, leisure and parks

This collection showcases LGIU’s resources exploring libraries, leisure and parks. In this collection you will find open content, member briefings and Global Local newsletters exploring best practice in delivering and maintaining community spaces and services, alongside an array of global case studies.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland

Through European eyes: Local government in the United Kingdom

The European Charter of Local Self-Government, a benchmark international treaty, affirms the role of local communities in exercising democracy. This briefing outlines the findings of the recent CLRAE report on UK compliance with the Charter. As various reform processes emerge, the report offers valuable insights and analysis of UK local government from a European perspective.

England & Wales, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council’s innovative Beaufort energy retrofit project

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council’s Beaufort housing energy retrofit project received the ‘Local Authority Innovation Award’ at the 2023 Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards. This article delves into the delivery of this innovative project and shares the overall benefits it’s had on the Beaufort residents