Location: Ireland


All Things Ireland: Looking into December

All Things Ireland is the LGIU’s way of bringing you all the latest local government reports and updates from the week so far. This week we highlight Chambers Ireland’s Excellence in Local Government Awards.


Our gift to you to celebrate 2022!

Check out this year’s holiday gift to all from LGIU! We’ve showcased some of our favourite briefings of 2022 inspired by four jolly themes: health and happiness, connection and community, progress and prosperity, and self-care and balance.

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Swift Read: Running up that hill – Women’s voices in the Council Chamber

Dr. Aodh Quinlivan of UCC Research, Dr. Fiona Buckley (UCC), Olajumoke Oluwaferanmi Igun (UCC) and John Ger O’Riordan (former Senior Executive Officer, Cork City Council) recap their research on the representation of women in Ireland’s council chambers. They find considerable challenges to improve women’s participation rates.

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Housing for all: One year on

This briefing assesses the progress of the Irish government’s multi-annual plan, Housing for All, a year after it was released in response to the housing crisis. While the full promised impact of this extensive work programme will take years, the government must persuade the public that it is at least on the right track.


All Things Ireland: Reflecting On COP-27

All Things Ireland is the LGIU's way of bringing you all the latest local government reports and updates from the week so far. As COP-27 draws to a close, we bring you a tailored selection of briefings to keep you informed.


Corporate Planning in local government in Ireland

This is the latest briefing in the LGIU series that examines the work of the NOAC (the National Oversight and Audit Commission) in Ireland, particularly focusing on report number 46, which reviews local authorities and regional assemblies’ corporate plans for 2019- 2024.


Green City: Freiburg – Worth checking out

In this blog, LGIU's Ireland Commissioner, Dr. Seán Ó'Riordáin, talks about his recent visit to Freiburg in Germany and the progressive work he admires in their endeavour to become a greener city.