Location: Ireland


Local government finance: a comparative study

The Local Democracy Research Centre has commissioned experts at the University of Northumbria, led by Dr Kevin Muldoon-Smith, to look at how local government is funded in different countries around the world. This is an introduction to that research with an overview to the funding systems in England, Germany, Italy and Japan.


Global Local: Think Tank Review May 2023

The monthly Global Local Think Tank review highlights relevant research and policy from leading think tanks around the world. This month: offices to houses, public services digital, Covid recovery fraud, whistle blowing and active travel.


Cllr Awards 2023

LGiU offers an extensive range of training that can be delivered in your council.  From skills for councillors and officers to building better community relationships, we can help your organisation build the skills you need where you need them.


The Land Question – Implications of the LDA report

Housing shortages are a huge national issue in Ireland. A new report by the Land Development Agency estimates that available land parcels could yield up to 66,910 housing units – with 41% being local authority owned already. This briefing examines the report detail’s and its implications for helping to relieve Ireland’s future housing demand.


Notable practice: LGIU case study roundup March-April 2023

Councils around the world are tackling problems with resourcefulness and ingenuity. LGIU’s round up of case studies, good practice highlights from our exclusive Daily News and. more. From re-wilding to economic development and cost-of-living support.

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