Renehan Hall, NUI Maynooth
Monday 21 January 2013, 10.00-17:00
The recently announced Action Programme for Local Government includes substantial changes to the organisation of regional government and governance in Ireland. The current eight regional authorities and two regional assemblies will disappear and be replaced by three regional assemblies. The Irish branch of the Regional Studies Association is organising a one-day conference on the theme of “new regional governance in Ireland: perspectives and challenges”. The conference will include both local and international speakers. The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government has agreed to present a paper outlining his thinking on the reforms. Professor John Tomaney, Professor of Urban and Regional Planning in the Bartlett School of Planning, University College London will provide an overview on regional governance internationally. Other speakers are currently being finalised.
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