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Local Authority Planning Provision Of Policies And Guidelines For Event Management: An Irish Perspective

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  • JAMES Hanrahan
  • KELLY Maguire

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This paper examines the role local authorities play in planning for event management on a global scale. More specifically it focuses on assessing the local authority planning provision of policies and guidelines to responsibly manage the process of event management in the Republic of Ireland. This research utilised a quantitative methodology in the form of a content analysis approach. This approach allowed for a valuable cross representation of results in relation to local authority planning for event management in Ireland. Analysis revealed a lack of adoption and integration of planning policies and guidelines within local authorities nationwide. This has implications for the sustainability and longevity of the event industry in Ireland. As such the need to understand the importance of developing and implementing sustainable planning systems for the event industry in Ireland by local authorities cannot be ignored. This paper concludes that while the lack of adoption of planning systems by local authorities in Ireland is worrying, regulating and implementing sustainable planning systems nationwide can improve it.

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  • JAMES Hanrahan & KELLY Maguire, 2015. "Local Authority Planning Provision Of Policies And Guidelines For Event Management: An Irish Perspective," International Journal for Responsible Tourism, Fundatia Amfiteatru, vol. 4(2), pages 73-102, December.
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    Keywords

    Event Management; Guidelines; Ireland; Local Authorities; Policies;
    All these keywords.

    JEL classification:

    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism
    • Z31 - Other Special Topics - - Tourism Economics - - - Industry Studies
    • Z32 - Other Special Topics - - Tourism Economics - - - Tourism and Development
    • Z38 - Other Special Topics - - Tourism Economics - - - Policy
    • Z39 - Other Special Topics - - Tourism Economics - - - Other

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