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Delivering Best Value in Scotland – Lessons for Ireland?

This briefing looks at what has been happening in Scotland since the introduction of the concept of Best Value and Continuous Improvement and whether there any lessons that can be drawn upon from an Irish perspective

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The Role of Public Libraries as Vehicles for Social Inclusion: Lessons from Canada

Libraries provide the perfect environment for social inclusive policies to be tested and implemented. Given the important role played by libraries and Canada’s rich multicultural heritage, this briefing will assess the role of public libraries in this integration effort, and outline how these developments could be applied to Ireland.

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The Assessment of Housing Need

To obtain access to social housing support in Ireland, applicants must go through a formal assessment process. Here, we look at the way in which the assessment process works, consider some of its limitations as a measure of housing need and review the results from the latest national figures.

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The UK Housing White Paper – Fixing their broken housing market?

Ireland, of course, is not alone in having major issues in regard to the provision of fit for purpose housing. Right across the OECD local governments and their national counterparts are facing various forms of housing issues and none more so than our near neighbours in the UK.

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The Local Property Tax: Overview to date

This Briefing, the latest in a series of briefings on local government financing provides an overview on the Local Property Tax, exploring who benefits from equalisation and who are the net contributors.

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2017: The return of the Border?

This briefing will examine the increasing importance of borders on both sides of the Atlantic. In particular, the potential hardening of the previously tense border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland following the UK’s decision to exit the European Union.

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The growing importance of Scotland’s City Deals: Lessons for Ireland

City Deals are now an established part of the local government landscape in Scotland, and in Ireland there is the beginning of a debate on the use of similar arrangements to underpin the implementation of the forthcoming National Planning Framework (NPF).

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