BCMS wins eGovernment Award for Open Source Project

The Building Control Management System (BCMS) was awarded top prize for use of Open Source technology at the Egovernment Awards 2016. This award goes beyond the simple use of an open source package and recognises real, practical participation in an open source project or community.

New Library Capital Investment Programme 2016-2021

Mr. Alan Kelly, T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government today, Wednesday, 27 January 2016, announced the roll-out of a new Library Capital Investment Programme for the period 2016-2021.  The programme will see a contribution of some €22m by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government in some 16 library capital developments and the mainstreaming of the Open Libraries initiative.

How Local Authorities Are Supporting the Retail Sector

Local authorities have a central role in supporting retail through the development and enhancement of town centres as well as direct financial support. This report highlights best practices around the country.

Minister Kelly Announces New Single Library Management System for Public Libraries

Mr. Alan Kelly, T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government has announced that a contract has been signed by the Local Government Management Agency (LGMA) with Innovative Interfaces Global Limited for the supply and implementation of a single library management system for all public libraries in Ireland.

Right to Read – a new initiative to strengthen literacy support throughout the country

An Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr. Eamon Gilmore, T.D. and the Minister for Housing and Planning, Ms. Jan O’Sullivan, T.D. launched the Right to Read Campaign on July 3rd in Charleville Mall Library. Right to Read is a new national initiative which aims to greatly enhance literacy levels throughout the country. It will be delivered in all local authorities through a nationally coordinated framework for literacy support and development.

Taoiseach meets with County & City Managers' Association

An Taoiseach, Mr. Enda Kenny visited Local Government House to meet with the County & City Managers' Association (CCMA). The Taoiseach and the Managers discussed initiatives in the areas of social housing, job creation and the imminent establishment of the Local Enterprise Offices in local authorities.