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Oireachtas Review: June 2020

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. In the following briefing, we examine the major legislation that went through the Oireachtas in June 2020.

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Georges River Council’s Economic and Social Recovery Plan

Georges River Council is currently implementing its Economic and Social Recovery Plan. It is made up of three key phases in response to the unprecedented impacts of Covid-19 on local businesses and communities and complements packages being rolled out by the State and Federal governments.

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Swift Read: Ecological public health – vital to reshape policy for good

The recent pandemic reminds us all that the basic functioning of the economy, and the building blocks of a fair society, depend on the good health of all of our population. In this briefing, the interrelationship between health and the environment is discussed, alongside how local government can support a recovery from Covid-19 that has…

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Immigration and Covid-19

Not all non-UK nationals working in health and social care are being offered free visa extensions during the pandemic. Meanwhile, migrants elsewhere are struggling to meet visa rules, or becoming destitute due to ‘no recourse to public funds’ rules. A Home Affairs select committee report urges greater flexibility over immigration and visas.

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Future towns – what will our town centres and high streets look like after Covid-19?

Our town centres and high streets were already facing an existential crisis before Covid-19 struck. A new vision of local economies based on community and social connection, rather than retail and consumption, is being proposed. Local and national policy changes are needed to make it happen.

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Words from a Gen-Z

Ella Henry should have sat her A levels this year and enjoyed a long summer with her friends before university, but then the world changed. She writes for us about the impact of the pandemic on her and other young people.

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In the firing line

Long after the GDP and the overall unemployment rate have returned to ‘normal’, young people will be feeling the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown and subsequent recession. LGIU Associate Mark Upton looks at what should be done to shield them from the worst of what is to come.

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Renewing Ireland through meeting the challenge of climate change

In the following briefing, we focus on the critical elements of the programme for government and its objectives around climate change: the economic possibilities, the potential role of local government in Ireland and recovery from the impact of Covid-19.

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