Location: Ireland


Lessons from Mayo County Council on tackling vacancy and dereliction

Across Europe, local government is at the forefront of addressing the scourge of vacancy and dereliction across town centres and communities. In Ireland, Mayo County Council is tackling the issue head-on and we chatted with Thomas Gilligan, Director of Services at the council to find out just how.

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How Clare County Council is building up its rural communities: a case study

Clare County Council has recently launched its renewed Rural Development Strategy – following the success of the original 2017 county-wide strategy. This case study showcases the exciting innovation coming from Ireland’s 2022 Local Authority of the Year and offers several lessons and insights into the area of rural development.

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Notable practice: LGIU case study roundup February 2023

Councils around the world are tackling problems with resourcefulness and ingenuity. LGIU’s round up of case studies, good practice highlights from our exclusive Daily News and. more. From re-wilding to economic development and cost-of-living support.

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Submitting an article to LGIU

LGIU – Local Government Information Unit – is a not-for-profit, non-partisan membership organisation. We are for local government and anyone with an interest in local democracy and finding local solutions to the challenges that we all face. Our local government members in the UK, Ireland, Australia and our Global Local readers worldwide would be really…


Overview of recent housing market indicators

This briefing provides a succinct summary of relevant statistics relating to key indicators of the housing market in Ireland as it currently stands. It brings together data from various sources to provide a clear picture of the nation’s housing situation.