Learning & Development for Local Authorities

Monday 12th July 2021

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Would you like to improve the quality of your or your team's reports, investigations or job performance? Are you having issues understanding where you stand in terms of doing your job because of certain regulations or legislation? Do you want your findings to stand up better to scrutiny, increase successful outcomes and reduce appeals and losses?

La Touche Training have over three decades of experience in training local authority staff from every local government body in the country. We offer a wide variety of in-house legal training courses, tailored to the exact roles and functions of local government professionals.

Our panel of trainers are highly trained experienced lawyers who understand the particular issues, concerns and challenges facing local authority staff and the skills they require to carry out their work effectively.

We have migrated our courses during the pandemic and now offer a virtual learning delivery option as well as face to face engagements. We do in-house training for groups from a specific local authority as well as public dates for individuals to sign up to from across different authorities.

Please see below our public course schedule for some of our most popular courses.

Local Authority Public Courses



Dog Warden Training

September 15th

€ 395

Employment Investigations & Disciplinary Procedures

September 15th & 16th September

€ 795

Fire Safety & Building Control: Regulation, Investigation & Prosecution

September 28th & 30th & October 1st

€ 1,190

Investigation and Enforcement for Planning Officers

October 19th 20th & November 2nd 3rd

€ 1,590

Technical Report Writing

October 21st 

€ 350

Accident Investigation

October 28th

€ 395

Courtroom Skills for Local Authority

November 16th

€ 395

Oral Hearings for Local Authorities

November 17th

€ 395

An Overview of Planning Law

November 23rd, 24th & 25th

€ 550

Investigation and Enforcement for Environmental Officers

November 30th & December 1st, 9th & 10th

€ 1,590

We have partnered with the LASNTG and through the regional training centres offer in-house courses such as the below under their framework.

These courses are open to funding applications from the LASNTG:



Course Title


Environmental Inspection Skills


Environmental Legislation


Litter Warden Training


Courtroom Skills


Aggressive Behaviour - Environmental


Preparing and Responding to a Serious Incident


Evidence Gathering for LA Waste Operatives


Accident Investigations


Waste Enforcement - Investigation and Prosecution


Our Expert Witness, Report Writing, Accident Investigations & Employment Investigations trainings are accredited by Engineers Ireland.

If you have any training needs relating to preparing case files and reports or understanding specific regulations and their scope for enforcement across a local authority department then please reach out for a conversation today.

Mark Cassidy, Training Consultant for Local Authorities, La Touche Training

Email: mark.cassidy@latouchetraining.ie | Tel: 01 878 8265

Read more about Online, Face-to-face, Hybrid learning options here

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