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Community development: high level steering group

The Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, Phil Hogan, told Catherine Murphy (ind, Kildare N) that he had established a high level steering group to advise him on the improved alignment of local development and local government (Dail Eireann, Debates, 20th October 2011, 628).  Local government could work in partnership with local development structures to deliver efficient, sustainable, joined-up and easy-to-access services.  He expected the group’s recommendations in the new year and he believed we could work with existing resources to improve services