“The Government’s decision to ease coronavirus restrictions over Christmas reminds us that although policy may aspire to be rational and evidence-driven, it is always subordinate to politics and politics is human,” writes Jonathan Carr-West in his column for the Municipal Journal.
This review provides an overview of the Oireachtas affairs of November, alongside detailed coverage on the Working from Home (Covid-19) Bill, the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Bill, and the Horse and Greyhound Racing Fund.
Every year, at about this time, various media outlets make a stab at predicting how next year will develop. One of the first out and most widely read is The Economist’s ‘World in 2021’, where the editor has identified 10 key themes for the year. How are these predictions relevant to local government?
This briefing examines the role of local governments in South Korea and Taiwan played in successfully suppressing the spread of Covid-19 to draw out lessons for local government internationally.
Sixteen awards were announced at Chambers Ireland’s virtual awards, with Mayo winning Local Authority of the Year alongside 3 thematic awards. This blog outlines the winners of each category and the great initiatives responsible for their success.
Today the Chancellor laid out his much-anticipated one-year Spending Review, in place of the Comprehensive Spending Review and three-year plan he had hoped to produce before the pandemic disrupted the economic backdrop. This on-the-day briefing brings you the highlights.
In this essay we look at the results from a new LGIU survey on perceptions of misinformation, and explore: how trust is under threat, the link between trust and an effective pandemic response, how jurisdictional disputes and misinformation undermine trust and how we can shore up trust for local recovery.
This briefing provides an overview of Oireachtas affairs in October, which were largely Covid-19 focused as Ireland went back into level 5 restrictions.
NAIDOC Week celebrations are being held across the country to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This briefing is an update on an earlier briefing on Treaty developments with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in Australia.