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The Role Of The Chief Executive In Irish Local Government

The chief executive (CE) role in Irish local government has evolved significantly in recent decades. This Briefing paper will trace the evolution of the role, outline responsibilities as defined by statute and comment on the interface with the political system.

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Looking at Homelessness in Greater Glasgow and Greater Manchester

Following our recent introduction to housing issues in Ireland LGIU Ireland is happy to publish a briefing on the issue of homelessness in greater Glasgow and greater Manchester, as the challenge of homelessness in both locations is something that will be relevant to the current situation in Ireland, particularly in our larger cities.

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Back to the Future: Social Housing Policy in Ireland

This briefing sets out the broad backdrop to the current housing environment in Ireland. It is evident that successive governments have placed a priority in addressing housing need since independence. It also critically notes the need for ambitious intervention in the current housing sector and explains, broadly, the strategic intent of current housing policy.

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The National Risk Assessment: Is Local Government at the table?

Although Ireland is situated in a relatively stable environment, this briefing explores the need for a local to national approach to confronting the challenges of meeting the risks the State and people have to confront, looking at the role local government plays and how this might develop over time.

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Global Local Government: A future in crisis?

LGiU’s Chief Executive Jonathan Carr-West looks at the futures for local government in this rapidly changing political landscape Are we living through a crisis of representative democracy? Around the world it is, at least, under pressure from various sorts of populism. This takes many different forms. In places as far apart as Hungary and Colombia…

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Towards a Walking World: The role of local government

A recent report declared that creating places people can walk around conveniently, safely and enjoyably is becoming a priority worldwide. This briefing will explore the ways in which local government can contribute to making cities more walkable.

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Local approaches to obesity

This briefing takes a closer look at the approaches that councils in Ireland, Scotland and England are taking to tackle obesity and inactivity in their local areas and will be of interest to Irish eyes given the similar challenges being confronted across the three nations.

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The State of Public Parks

There have been significant cuts to local authority budgets for the upkeep of Ireland's green spaces. The UK faces the same problem, and this briefing will examine the findings of a British report and explore alternative approaches that local authorities there are adopting for the management of parks.

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Culture as a catalyst for innovation and growth in a rural local authority

Local government systems around the world seek to nurture the voice of communities, focusing on improving quality of life of citizens and promoting economic and cultural development. This briefing explores the policy framework within which Culture and the Arts operate in Ireland and its links to economic growth.

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