Location: Ireland


Best practice from Ireland – Guidance manual for Fingal community facilities

With 35 Community Centres and serving one of the fastest growing areas in Ireland, Fingal County Council looks to support the highest standards of facilities management and good governance in their community facilities while ensuring they are meeting the ever-changing needs of local communities.

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LGIU@40 Collection: Participation

Participation is a central theme of our LGIU@40 campaign about the future of local government. This collection of resources explores the issues and includes major research reports, articles, member-only briefings and our Global Local newsletter.


What if people really participated in local democracy?

As part of our LGIU@40 campaign we are asking fundamental questions about the future of local government. Here LGIU’s chief executive Jonathan Carr-West looks at the integral role of effective participation and how we can improve democratic engagement.


Housing Market Indicators Update Q2 2023

This briefing provides a concise overview of relevant statistics relating to key indicators in the housing market in Ireland. It brings together information from various sources in relation to the most recent period for which data is available, providing a comparison with the corresponding prior period.

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Global Local Think Tank Review – September 2023

Our monthly Think Tank review highlights key findings from leading think tanks and research institutes across the globe. Topics this month include climate resilient housing, social attitudes towards climate action, youth engagement, childcare challenges, employability support schemes and digital inclusion.


LGIU special report: Local Government (Mayor of Limerick) Bill 2023

The Local Government (Mayor of Limerick) Bill 2023 was published on the 3rd of August 2023 and will come before the Dáil and Seanad in the autumn. This special report provides a summary and guidance on the key provisions of the legislation and what it will mean for Limerick City and County Council.


The demand for housing: what the Census tells us

Not all the returns are in but it is already clear from the 2022 Census that further policy responses will be required to take into account the impact of population changes on the demand for housing. This briefing focuses on the demographic factors, paying particular attention to the recently published Census figures on Housing and…


Birmingham blues: thoughts from an Irish onlooker

The view from Ireland looks bleak:  Dr Seán Ó’Riordáin gives his take on Birmingham City Council’s section 114 notice. He reflects on the perilous state of local government finance in the UK particularly in light of international research from LGIU