This briefing looks at the main changes in the recent Budget and the implications for housing policy in Ireland. This briefing carries on from an LGIU’s full Budget coverage published after the Budget release and contains more details about wider policy areas.
In this article, the Chair of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Liam Hannaway, emphasises the importance of investment in the arts and the risks posed by a continual under-funding of the arts in Northern Ireland, urging caution against further cuts.
This collection brings together LGIU’s content on tackling inequalities at the local level. It presents resources across a range of different inequality topics including, gender, housing and homelessness, poverty, youth and health.
In recent years, the local to national political systems of Ireland have had low levels of women and Minority Ethnic Community representation. In this article, LGIU’s Ireland Commissioner, Dr. Seán Ó’Riordáin, discusses this trend in light of the recent Women’s Collective Ireland Limerick paper on sexism in politics.
In this member-exclusive round-up service, we examine the news from Ireland’s Parliament every month with a focus, as always, on legislation which impacts local government. This October issue covers a range of topics from the constitutionality of the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2022 to updates on the Historic and Archaeological Heritage Bill.
Halloween is here! To celebrate LGIU has cast an eye on all things “dark tourism” and compiled a list of the top 15 recommendations of dark tourism worth visiting.
Of witchcraft and wanderlust: 10 lessons in dark tourism for local government from Salem, Massachusetts
Expert in the relationship between local government and dark tourism, Dr. Beth Wielde Heidelberg from Minnesota State University outlines the lasting legacy of Salem’s dark history and how the town’s local authority, past and present, has embraced the full history. Here’s what others can learn from their approach.
The LGIU’s Local Democracy Research Centre is exploring how local government is funded in different countries as part of ongoing work to develop new ideas and solutions to tackle long-standing problems. This report takes an in-depth look at the system in Italy.
What happens when we no longer trust our governments? Or when civic institutions no longer trust each other? As part of our LGIU@40 campaign we look at declining trust levels and how local government can re-build trust.
Trust 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.