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Social Housing in Scotland: A New Beginning?

Following on from a previous briefing about the role of the planning system in tackling Ireland’s housing crisis, this briefing looks at social housing innovations happening in Scotland, who have pursued a very different housing policy to the rest of the UK since devolution.

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Tackling Ireland’s housing crisis: The role of the planning system

Ireland is experiencing a shortage of new homes following the economic crash of 2007. The total number of new homes constructed in 2015 was about half of what is required. This briefing looks at the role of the planning system as part of the government’s housing action plan.

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Ireland’s ageing population: Local government centred innovation

Ireland‘s changing demographics have major implications for Irish society for the foreseeable future. This briefing explores how local authorities can pioneer innovative strategies to target issues that need to be addressed to promote positive ageing.

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Ireland’s National Planning Framework: The Scottish connection

Work is underway in preparing Ireland’s draft National Planning Framework, and Scotland’s Third National Planning Framework has been cited as a potential model for its Irish counterpart. This paper compares and contrasts the two frameworks, with particular reference to planning for new national infrastructure.

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Financing Local Authorities

This briefing covers focus the different types and categories of day-to-day expenditure incurred by local authorities in Ireland today, the various sources of funding available to local authorities in order to meet the expenditure, and how local authorities budget for their expenditure and income.

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Ireland’s National Planning Framework: The Scottish connection

Work is underway in preparing Ireland’s draft National Planning Framework, and Scotland’s Third National Planning Framework has been cited as a potential model for its Irish counterpart. This paper compares and contrasts the two frameworks, with particular reference to planning for new national infrastructure.

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Boundaries and Power Structures: the purpose & role of Irish local government

Andy Johnston, Director of LGiU Ireland, explores existential issues currently faced by two Irish local authorities, and the wider implications of these on the future of local government in Ireland. Lines on maps and power matter. It could mean China’s infamous nine-dash line to grab vast swathes of marine territory, or who gets to run the…

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Full-proof plan for rural proofing: Has the vision been realised?

Rural proofing is necessary to ensure that Ireland’s rural communities are not disadvantaged by their location. This briefing considers to what extent rural issues are now at the forefront of policy decisions and explores how local authorities in Scotland with similar issues are responding.

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Making Local Government Efficient and Effective

Since 2008, Local Government in Ireland has reduced its workforce by over 23% and made annual savings of €600 million. This briefing will look at efficiency measures that have been implemented, and the continuing challenges local authorities face providing efficient and effective services.

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