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Ireland´s Public Service Development Agency

Local Government

The Institute has an extensive history of working with the Local Government Sector and offers a range of programmes from short training courses and organisational development interventions to accredited Certificate, Diploma and Degrees.  We also outline below programmes offered under the National Housing Training and Development Programme (NHTDP).

Whether you are looking for a short skills development course or a longer term accredited programme, the IPA can meet your development needs.

Accredited Programmes

Master of Arts - Local Government Management
Postgraduate Certificate - Local Government Management
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Local Government
Diploma in Local Government Studies
Certificate in Local Government Studies
Professional Diploma in Housing Studies
Certificate in Housing Studies

Short Courses

A-Z of Irish Local Government
General Election Count Workshop
Leadership in Local Government
Legislative Training Programme

National Housing Training and Development Programme (NHTDP)

Professional Diploma in Housing Studies
Certificate in Housing Studies
Housing Policy Seminar Series
Social Housing Fundamentals for Local Authorities
Social Housing Fundamentals for Approved Housing Bodies
Planning and Part V for Housing Practitioners
Dealing with Anti-Social Behaviour
Preventing & Combating Rent Arrears
Prevention and Management of Aggression and Violence in the Workplace


The IPA runs the following annual Local Government Conferences:

Housing Practitioners´ Conference
Local Government Directors Association (LGDA) Annual Conference
Local Government Heads of Information Systems Conference

Consultancy and Other Services

Services for Local Government Audit Committees

Governance & Risk Management Services for Local Authorities

IPA Local Government Research Series

57-61 Lansdowne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 | Tel: +353 1 240 3600 | Fax: +353 1 668 9135 | Registration no: 21087