AILG Online Planning Training Fri, April 16

The AILG will host another online training webinar for local authority members in conjunction with the OPR and the Housing Agency on Friday 16 April, 2021 from 10am – 11:30am.

Elected Members can register their interest by email to

The 2021 Training Programme builds on the 2020 programme which gave members a strategic overview of the structure of Ireland’s planning process and the role of the OPR. This programme continues giving members a more in-depth level of training in relation to topical matters that their development plan preparation functions will be dealing with over the course of the year and 2022 as most local authorities review their plans.

Download the new 2021 AILG Training Programme Brochure HERE

The title for the overall webinar is “Local Authority Housing and the Housing Agency”. This module will:

Provide an Introduction to Housing in Ireland; including

  • Structure of social housing in Ireland;
  • Role of Local Authorities and Approved Housing Bodies in social housing;
  • Policy and legislative background;
  • Social housing funding;
  • Social housing management; and
  • How the application & allocation process works.

 Provide an Overview of the Housing Agency; including

  • The Housing Agency’s remit;
  • How the Housing Agency, social housing and local government interact; and
  • Housing Agency supports.

The presentations will be delivered by Sarah Kennedy (Senior Staff Officer) and Camille Loftus (Head of Policy and Practice) from the Housing Agency.

There will be a Question and Answer session after the delivery of the presentations. Questions may be submitted online throughout the course of the webinar.

Four topical themes will be explored in a new City and County Development Plan Policy Series, with members getting presentations and supporting material covering: Communications, Housing, De-carbonisation and Active Travel.

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