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Regeneration Powers in Council, Better for Investors, Better for Communities

24 November 2016

The Communities Minister’s announcement this week retaining Regeneration Powers during the Assembly’s mandate will have significant impact on councils and how they can drive economies and sustain communities. 20 months into new councils, a new power has been withheld.

UK LOCAL GOVERNMENT LEADERS UNITE IN BREXIT DEVOLUTION CALL

16 November 2016

Leaders of local government in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have united around the call for further devolution to local communities across the UK after Brexit. Council leaders across the UK are warning against any new constitutional settlement once we leave the EU being decided only by Westminster and the devolved administrations in Holyrood, Stormont and Cardiff Bay.

COUNCILS DRIVE INVESTMENT & SUSTAIN COMMUNITIES ACROSS NI

07 October 2016

Today, just under 200 delegates will participate in the 2016 Northern Ireland Local Government Association (NILGA) Annual Conference at the Everglades Hotel, Derry/Londonderry, supported by the Ulster University. Entitled “Growing Enterprise, Strengthening Communities” Local Councils Delivering in the Digital Age, delegates will share in a full day of delivery, debate and innovation, designed to improve local economies and enhance communities across Northern Ireland.

ENTREPRENEURIAL NI WELCOMES EER EVALUATION PANEL

26 September 2016

Some of Northern Ireland’s best entrepreneurs, support bodies, plus local / central government policy makers and politicians came together to receive a delegation from the EU’s Committee of the Regions in Belfast on 21st September 2016. This mission came out of the European Entrepreneurial Region (EER) Recognition Award won by NILGA for Northern Ireland in 2015.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT FLAGSHIP EVENT TWO WEEKS TO GO “DON’T MISS OUT”

22 September 2016

A STRONG DEMOCRACY & ECONOMY THROUGH LOCAL GOVERNMENT. “Growing Enterprise, Strengthening Communities”- Local Councils Delivering in the Digital Age. Thursday 6th October 2016, Everglades Hotel, Derry/Londonderry.

NILGA WELCOMES FINANCE MINISTER’S SUPPORT IN REJUVENATING LOCAL HIGH STREETS

15 August 2016

Cllr Seán McPeake, President of the Northern Ireland Local Government Association (NILGA) welcomed Finance Minister Máirtín Ó Muilleoir's call for local businesses to avail of the Back in Business initiative, with a 50% rate reduction for up to a year for businesses in a retail property that was previously empty.

iEER project kicked off with high level commitment to supporting young entrepreneurs

06 July 2016

Over a hundred participants from all over Europe attended the iEER kick-off conference on June 28th, 2016 in Brussels. The EU-funded project aims to boost the collaboration of European actors in order to support young entrepreneurship.

RESOURCEFUL LOCAL GOVERNMENT IS KEY TO A SUCCESSFUL NI

04 July 2016

In the first meeting between NILGA and Department for Communities Minister, Paul Givan MLA, support for Councils, the Partnership Panel and the Programme for Local Government were discussed, together with a range of issues needing resolution to assist the work of councillors and local government.

EU REFERENDUM OUTCOME: NI LOCAL GOVERNMENT INPUT NEEDED IMMEDIATELY

27 June 2016

Speaking today, Councillor Seán McPeake, NILGA President said: