The Minister for the
Environment, Community and Local Government launched his reform
proposals to generally underwhelming degrees of debate on the 12th
October 2012 and a year later the Oireachtas is considering these
reforms with the Local Government Bill 2013.
Department and the Oireachtas, the debate receives very little
attention and input from the rest of us. The Regional Studies
Association – Irish Branch aims to stimulate a more public debate.
The editors of the PoliticalReform.ie blog have offered to
host this debate. Over the next two weeks RSA Committee Members and
other interested parties will offer opinion pieces, with the view of
driving debate on a range of topics related to the Local Government
Bill 2013. Today we kicked-off with a post, setting the scene for the
debate and identifying potential issues.
check in regularly over the next couple of weeks. We encourage
comments and debate. If you are interested, you can send opinion
pieces to firstname.lastname@example.org