AILG Elected Member Training Programme – Upcoming Training Events

AILG Elected Members Training Programme – Upcoming Online Training Events


As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to pose unprecedented personal and community challenges, AILG is committed to our ongoing work in support of Councillors and we continue to adapt to the challenges of COVID-19 to ensure continued service delivery to our Elected Members.

Due to public health restrictions we are currently unable to recommence our physical training day programme until it is safe to do so.

Please see below for a full list of upcoming online training events.

OPR-AILG Online Planning Training (Module 2)

The Association of Irish Local Government (AILG) in conjunction with the Office of the Planning Regulator (OPR) will continue the second training module for local authority elected members on Friday, 22nd January from 10am-11:30am.

The webinar entitled “Implementation of the Development Plan and the Development Management Process” will cover two main topics;

      • The first presentation is titled “The Decision-Making Process on Planning Applications in Local Authorities”, and will be delivered by Catherine McConnell, Director of Services in Planning in Mayo County Council.
      • The second presentation is titled “An Bord Pleanála’s Decision-Making on Planning Applications and Appeals”, and will be delivered by Terry Prendergast, a member of the board of An Bord Pleanála.

The presentations will last approximately 30 minutes. There will be a 30 minute Question and Answer session after the delivery of the presentations. Questions may be submitted online throughout the course of the webinar.

AILG and OPR are committed to delivering an intensive programme of planning training at a critical time when elected members are reviewing their Development Plans.

Elected Members can register their interest by email to

Early registration is recommended.


Friday 27th February 2021, 10am – 11.30am

OPR-AILG Online Planning Training (Module 2)
“An Overview of Planning Enforcement Functions”

To register for this event please email

Click here to access Presentations & Video recording links from previous OPR-AILG training events and webinars.

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