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Anatomy of a budget: Reflections on housing

This briefing looks at the main changes in the recent Budget and the implications for housing policy in Ireland. This briefing carries on from an LGIU’s full Budget coverage published after the Budget release and contains more details about wider policy areas.

Members & Global Local

Women’s safety in events and the night-time economy

This briefing considers how local authorities might address women’s concerns over safety surrounding violence, harassment and intimidation in the evening and night time economy and at larger events.

England & Wales

Practical ways to support community participation in local decision-making

When done well, public participation and deliberation in local decision-making can achieve significantly better outcomes than top-down decisions imposed by distant actors and institutions. This briefing provides guidance to local government on designing and implementing effective public engagement projects which facilitates high-quality participation and deliberation.


Oireachtas and Local Government October 2023

In this member-exclusive round-up service, we examine the news from Ireland’s Parliament every month with a focus, as always, on legislation which impacts local government. This October issue covers a range of topics from the constitutionality of the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2022 to updates on the Historic and Archaeological Heritage Bill.

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Of witchcraft and wanderlust: 10 lessons in dark tourism for local government from Salem, Massachusetts

Expert in the relationship between local government and dark tourism, Dr. Beth Wielde Heidelberg from Minnesota State University outlines the lasting legacy of Salem’s dark history and how the town’s local authority, past and present, has embraced the full history. Here’s what others can learn from their approach.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, South Africa With case study