The impacts of climate change on Ireland are already being felt. In this briefing we examine the next step in national policy development to enable the State, its agencies, local government and individual citizens prepare for what will be an on-going feature of life in the future.
Dockless bike sharing schemes have been spreading from China to the UK. Convenient for users, they can cause problems for local authorities. The issues are examined in this briefing.
This briefing presents an overview of the public consultation document, Towards a Marine Spatial Plan for Ireland – A Roadmap for the delivery of the national Marine Spatial Plan, published by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government.
Ahead of LGiU Ireland’s coverage on this, our Director, Andy Johnston, explores the issues highlighted by the three regional assemblies in regard to the National Planning Framework. Several LGiU Briefings have covered the on-going development of the National Planning Framework (NPF), noting the importance of the initiative in setting a development agenda for the future…
The NAO’s report on air quality is to support the work of a joint inquiry by the Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Environmental Audit, Health, and Transport Committees. Air quality is a cross‑government responsibility, in which local authorities have a crucial role.
Waste management was not a topic explored in any meaningful way in the debate prior to the referendum. This article looks to identify the sources of EU law in this area, the potential path for the rules surrounding waste management post Brexit and also the impact on local authorities
The UK government’s Clean Growth Strategy will form part of the forthcoming industrial strategy, and shows how the government will work towards meeting the fifth carbon budget. This briefing summarises and comments on the strategy and sets out some of the key proposals by sector, including local government.
The reports covered in this briefing provide more evidence of the importance of walking and examples of the kind of initiatives that could be introduced to make cities in Ireland safer and more pleasant to walk around.
This briefing summarises that guidance and also examines other recent evidence on walking as well as looking at examples of what is being done around the UK and overseas to create places which are attractive for pedestrians.
The Government’s recently published National Mitigation Plan for Climate Change was recently covered in an LGiU Ireland. Scotland has been one of the most successful countries in Europe when it comes to reducing emissions, and there are some good practices in play that Ireland can draw from.