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Local Government in Queensland

May 8, 2012

Queensland has a similar population to Ireland, some 4.6 million people with a major urban centre, Brisbane, at the heart of the State. At 1.85 million square Km it is slightly larger than the island of Ireland ( a mere … Continue reading

Electing the Mayor directly

May 8, 2012

One of the key gaps in understanding public policy processes in Ireland is the lack of on-going independent research on the processes and structures which are in place across all levels of government. This is particularly problematic when it comes … Continue reading

Green Procurement

February 29, 2012

Keeping up the momentum following publication of the draft Framework for Sustainable Development of Ireland, both the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government and the Minister for Public Expenditure and Service Reform have published an Action Plan on … Continue reading

The 2012 Action Plan for Jobs

February 29, 2012

The potential to build on existing local initiative The recent launch of the 2012 Action Plan for Jobs came with a mixed response from national commentators. In some instances, the Government was accused of using existing ideas. In part, it … Continue reading