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Town Centre First – Lessons from Scotland

Ireland has commenced a process of re-orientation of the planning policy framework. In doing so it is replicating policy efforts in Scotland. This briefing provides an overview of the policy and its subsequent review and looks to possible lessons from Scotland for local and national Irish policy-makers.

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Poll: What are the most essential skills for councillors?

We want to find out which skills our members and followers believe are the most essential for councillors to help them thrive in their roles. Vote now in our poll to give us your insights into what makes an effective councillor. 

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The road to net zero

This event hosted by the LGIU will bring together political and local government experts to discuss reaching net zero, the role of councils in sustainable development, and the intersection with the cost of living crisis.

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House price inflation in Ireland – How serious is it?

Over the past 20 years, the rate of house prices in Ireland has far exceeded general inflation. Certain periods have been particular volatility, including dramatic acceleration in 2021 and into 2022. This briefing provides a comprehensive overview of prevailing conditions in Ireland.

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Tiny houses: a neat homelessness solution or a reminder of the problem?

As the ‘self-built tiny house tour’ genre of videos remains highly popular, it’s easy to see the appeal of these dwellings, with their low-cost builds, cool space-saving tricks and minimalist, cosy interiors. But can these tiny houses actually contribute to alleviating housing security for those who need it most, or is the popularity of tiny…

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Enriching visitor experience through film at Cavan County Museum

In 2021, Cavan County Museum continued its commitment to bringing history to life by commissioning the production of two historical short films, picking up the Chambers Ireland Award for Commemorations & Centenaries at the Excellence in Local Government Awards.

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New features are waiting for you!

We’ve been busy working behind the scenes to make our member services even better. Find out what this means for you and your council.

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Oireachtas report: Easter 2022

A busy month in the Oireachtas was topped off with a stirring speech to both Houses of Parliament by President Volodymyr Zelensky. This briefing covers this address and other important issues being addressed by the members of the Oireachtas in what are hugely challenging times.

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