The Culture, Media and Sport Committee concludes that there is a clear funding imbalance in favour of London; it recommends a mechanism to redistribute Arts Lottery funding to regional areas outside the M25.
There are lots of innovative projects going on across Scotland, and many are recognised by the COSLA Excellence Awards. Here we look at the winners and runners up from the 2018 awards to showcase what we can learn here in Ireland.
This seminar series will cover both theory and practice. We will initially introduce the case for commissioning public service outcomes from arts and cultural providers, review stories of strong practice and highlight the barriers to greater levels of commissioning. We will hear from commissioners who are leading innovation in this area about the methods they…
Healthy Ageing Challenge Overview: the £98 million ‘healthy ageing programme’ will drive the development of new products and services which will help people to live in their homes for longer, tackle loneliness and isolation, and increase independence, self-management and wellbeing. Hear about the programme and how to get involved. Registration from 10.30. Online access will be…
The briefing provides an introduction to media and communications for councillors, describing how councils commonly involve councillors in media coverage. It covers some legal issues and describes the ways in which councillors can use the media and direct communication, giving tips on identifying news stories and speaking to journalists.
Two years after the Government’s Childhood obesity: a plan for action was published, three reviews have been published which demonstrate the need for a whole systems approach which involved both schools and local government.
This piece from Richard Parsons was originally posted on his eDemocracyBlog.com. Richard is a former editor of ePolitix.com and you can find him on twitter at @problybored Last year I wrote about how I would define eDemocracy, and concluded by suggesting that: “Looking back 50 years from now, eDemocracy will be the name we give to…
This briefing looks at some of the positive ways the internet has influenced local government and some of the ways in which it has a negative impact. It includes an overview of undesirable and criminal online behaviour and introduces some of the ways that regulation of internet safety is currently being discussed.
This is the 15th instalment in our series of briefings exploring winning programmes from the Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards. This week we’re taking a look at the winner of the Promoting Economic Development Category, Limerick City and County Council's regeneration programme: Model of pathways to employment in the hospitality and catering industry.
In this long read Janet Sillett looks at what makes a place a place, what makes some places work and others not, how councils chart the story of their places and respond to the changes that inevitably happen.