Local Government

This 10 Day Legislative Training Programme is available for delivery in-house on request.  Please contact the IPA if you are interested in running this course in your Local Authority.

The 10 day modular programme addresses legislation pertaining to the areas of Housing, Planning, Environment, Water and Roads & Transportation Services. There are two days allocated to each of the five Service areas. 

Participants completing the programme gain a greater appreciation of the legislative process and the format and structure of legislation in Ireland. They also have an insight into how to interpret and implement the relevant legislation pertaining to their specific directorates and an understanding of the obligations, responsibilities and impacts of local authorities in implementing that legislation. The programme combines theory, to learn the Irish legal system and the general format of Local Government legislation; and practice, to understand how law is enacted, interpreted and implemented, particularly at local level.  The programme will also examine some general law issues such as injunctions, judicial review and court cases and the implications of these for local government.

The Legislative Training Programme was piloted in South Dublin County Council in 2008. Since 2008, the programme has been delivered in a number of local authorities including: Galway County Council, Kildare County Council, Kilkenny County Council, Louth County Council, Offaly County Council and Westmeath County Council.

Legislative Training Programme

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Key Facts

This 10 Day Legislative Training Programme is only available for delivery in-house on request.  Please contact the IPA if you are interested in running this course in your Local Authority.

Duration

10 Days

Fees & Enrolment

This programme can be delivered at a negotiated rate within your local authority.

If this is of interest to your Local Authority, please contact Dr. Philip Byrne, on 01-240 3600 or email pbyrne@ipa.ie who would be happy to discuss fees, content and the desirable number of participants.

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The Programme

This 10 Day Legislative Training Programme is available for delivery in-house on request.  Please contact the IPA if you are interested in running this course in your Local Authority.

The 10 day modular programme addresses legislation pertaining to the areas of Housing, Planning, Environment, Water and Roads & Transportation Services. There are two days allocated to each of the five Service areas. 

Participants completing the programme gain a greater appreciation of the legislative process and the format and structure of legislation in Ireland. They also have an insight into how to interpret and implement the relevant legislation pertaining to their specific directorates and an understanding of the obligations, responsibilities and impacts of local authorities in implementing that legislation. The programme combines theory, to learn the Irish legal system and the general format of Local Government legislation; and practice, to understand how law is enacted, interpreted and implemented, particularly at local level.  The programme will also examine some general law issues such as injunctions, judicial review and court cases and the implications of these for local government.

The Legislative Training Programme was piloted in South Dublin County Council in 2008. Since 2008, the programme has been delivered in a number of local authorities including: Galway County Council, Kildare County Council, Kilkenny County Council, Louth County Council, Offaly County Council and Westmeath County Council.

Who is this for?

This programme is essentially designed for senior to middle management levels (although it has also been delivered for lower levels), and caters for technical and non-technical staff.  It can cater to up to a maximum of 40 participants per local authority.

Course Content

Module topics are as follows:

  • Local Government Housing Services
  • Local Government Planning Services
  • Local Government Environmental Services
  • Local Government Water Services
  • Local Government Roads and Transportation Services

 

Course Leader

The programme will be delivered by Dr Philip Byrne, Senior Local Government Specialist, IPA and Mr Niall Bradley, LL.B., and former County Manager.

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