Category Archives: Local Government

Rebuilding Ireland: progress to date

Since the launch of the Rebuilding Ireland: Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness, in July, the focus has moved swiftly on to implementation and co-ordination of actions. Responsibility for advancing each of...

Fingal: A County of Opportunity

Fingal boasts a wealth of opportunity for businesses to develop and thrive writes Paul Reid, Chief Executive of Fingal County Council. Fingal County Council has embraced the role of promoting economic development,...

Local tourism

As local authorities take on a greater responsibility of promoting economic development through tourism, eolas looks at some of the recent regional statistics and case studies of regional plans. As part of...

Summary of 2016 allocations to Local Authorities under multi-annual the Rural Water Programme 2016–2018

Rural water

Following the release by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), proposing greater investment in Ireland’s water infrastructure, eolas looks at the role of local authorities within the new Rural Water Programme 2016-18. Minister...

Regulating approved housing bodies

The Housing Agency’s successful Interim regulation of Approved Housing Bodies has paved the way for a statutory code which will build confidence in the sector as demand increases. The Housing Agency is...

Louth: a legacy of innovation

The delivery of Housing Services in County Louth has always been facilitated in an effective manner with a flair for innovation. Louth County Council Chief Executive Joan Martin writes. Although geographically the...

Rural development

Years of austerity and recession left its most telling mark on Ireland’s rural towns and villages. The Government has committed to ensure that a return to growth is felt in all corners...

Destination Leitrim

Glencar waterfall in Leitrim once fascinated and inspired one of Ireland’s foremost poets, William Butler Yeats. Frank Curran, Leitrim County Council Chief Executive, outlines the portfolio of tourism opportunities which now complement...

Pat McLoughlin

Delivering local government efficiency Pat McLoughlin, Chair of the Local Government Efficiency Implementation Group, discusses plans to reform the sector in the short to medium term with Meadhbh Monahan. Local government savings...