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Brexit: Latest state of play in the UK

This Brexit update focuses on the negotiations process between the UK and the EU, Brexit bills in the UK's Queen’s Speech, the rights of citizens, issues from Scotland and Northern Ireland and potential implications for Ireland and Irish citizens.

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Exposing the Financial Impact of Homelessness-related Poor Health

LGiU Ireland’s Hannah Muirhead explores the key learnings from a workshop looking at the relationship between housing, homelessness and health, and what we in local government might do about it. Last week I was over in Glasgow for a workshop run by our sister organisation LGiU Scotland, NHS Health Scotland, and ScotPHN on the connections…

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Risk Management in Local Government

This briefing will illustrate the key objectives of local authorities risk management policies, examine the risk management system that is in place in most local authorities today, and concludes by examining the key roles and responsibilities of staff in local authorities in effectively managing risk.

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Census 2016 results – implications for planning policy

This paper looks at population changes in Ireland since Census 2011, particularly at urban level, and considers the implications of current trends in the light of emerging spatial planning policy as expressed in the National Planning Framework consultation paper, Ireland 2040: Issues and choices

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The New Ethical Regime for Northern Ireland’s Councillors

Summary The reorganisation of Northern Ireland’s councils in 2015 was heralded as the beginning of a process that would see the transfer of greater powers to the sector over the coming years. However, given the turbulent history of politics in that part of the world, there was a clear need for governance and ethics arrangements…

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Progressing City Region Deals in Scotland

This article looks at the progress that has been made in regard to the City Deals in Scotland over the last two to three years, how the different deals compare with each other, some of the challenges that lie ahead, and what lessons Ireland can take from them.

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Lessons from the MacKinnon report for local governance

LGiU Ireland Director, Andy Johnston, explores the local governance lessons that the rest of Ireland can take from the MacKinnon Report and the case of Cork.  The report of the Expert Advisory Group on Local Government Arrangements in Cork (the Group) published in June has once again created an interest in local governance and its…

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Commercial Rates: what you need to know

This briefing examines one of the key sources of funding the revenue accounts of Irish local authorities, Commercial rates, exploring their use in four local authorities, and examining key issues and challenges facing local authorities in terms of collection and arrears of commercial rates.

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