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NILGA seeks to protect councils and strengthen local democracy

NILGA meeting with Northern Ireland Secretary of State, Karen Bradley MP

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Councils Drive Investment & Sustain Communities Across NI

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.

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Entrepreneurial NI Welcomes EER Evaluation Panel

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.

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NILGA Welcomes Finance Minister’s Support In Rejuvenating Local High Streets

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.

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IEER Project Kicked Off With High Level Commitment To Supporting Young Entrepreneurs

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.

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Resourceful Local Government Is Key To A Successful NI

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.

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EU Referendum Outcome: NI Local Government Input Needed Immediately

Speaking today, Councillor Seán McPeake, NILGA President said:

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