Policy & Publications

Policy & Research Development

One of the main priorities of the AILG is to continuously develop policy on local government areas that are important to our Elected Members. The Association has had consultation inputs on a wide variety of areas including Coastal Planning, Flooding, Governance & Ethics, Housing, Planning, Emergency Planning, Brexit, Irish Water, Roads and GDPR.

Recent Publications

AILG Manifesto for Local Elections 2024 | 

May 2024

AILG Manifesto for Local Elections 2024

Report | 

March 2024

AILG-CMG Survey Report – Threats, Harassment and Intimidation in Public Office

Commissioned Research Report | 

January 2024

“The 21st Century Councillor in Irish Local Government” Research Report

AILG Commissioned Research Report produced by Maynooth University

Submission | 

November 2023

AILG Submission to Seanad Public Consultation Committee on the Future of Local Democracy

Council of Europe Monitoring Report, Ireland (2023) | 

October 2023

Monitoring of the application of the European Charter of Local Self Government in Ireland


Legislation & Circulars

Circular | 

May 2023

Circular PL 04/2023 – Temporary Time-Limited Waiver in respect of Development Contributions

Circular | 

April 2023

Circular Letter: PGO 01/2023 – Land Development Agency Act 2021 – Part 9 Planning Condition – Delivery of Affordable Housing on Relevant Public Land and Part 7 Disposal of Relevant Public Land & First Refusal of LDA

Circular | 

February 2023

Circular URDF 01-2023 – Urban Regeneration and Development Fund – Third Round of Funding Support

Circular | 

January 2023

LG 09 2022 – Local Government (Maternity Protection and Other Measures for Members of Local Authorities) Act 2022

Circular | 

December 2022

LG-07 2022 – Increases to Annual Renumeration of Elected Members


Media Assets

You can find all AILG media assets and Press Releases here.

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