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    The changing map of subnational governance in the Republic of Ireland

    Breathnach, Proinnsias and O’Mahony, Eoin and van Egeraat, Chris (2021) The changing map of subnational governance in the Republic of Ireland. Administration, 69 (1). pp. 113-139. ISSN 2449-9471

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    The evolution of the territorial structure of Ireland’s system of local government during the period of colonial rule by England is outlined. The independence period saw little change in this structure until the abolition of municipal-level government in 2014, reflecting the very marginal role of devolved administration in Ireland’s political system. The creation and functioning of regional-level administrative systems, mainly related to the management of EU Structural Fund expenditure, are reviewed. Regional assemblies, established in 2015, have the role of preparing regional strategies under the 2018 National Planning Framework. Ongoing problems arising from a mismatch between subnational governance systems and underlying socio-spatial structures are discussed.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Cite as: Breathnach, P., O’Mahony, E. & van Egeraat, C. 2021, "The changing map of subnational governance in the Republic of Ireland", Administration (Dublin), vol. 69, no. 1, pp. 113-139.
    Keywords: Ireland; subnational governance; territorial structures; counties; regional planning;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Item ID: 17641
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    Depositing User: Proinnsias Breathnach
    Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2023 10:07
    Journal or Publication Title: Administration
    Publisher: Sciendo
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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