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.

Minister Hogan launches new five year strategy for public libraries

Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan TD, today (19/12/2013) launched the new strategy 2013-2017 for public libraries, Opportunities for All: the public library as a catalyst for economic, social and cultural development.

International Public Lending Right (PLR) Conference

An international PLR conference, hosted for the first time in Ireland took place in Farmleigh House on September 26 and 27. The 10th international PLR conference brought together international representatives from PLR offices, authors’ organisations and other agencies from Western and Eastern Europe, Canada, USA, South Africa and Taiwan under the aegis of the International PLR Network.

International Digitisation Conference

‘Digital technology has fundamentally reshaped the way in which people of every age connect with society.’
Lord Puttnam, Digital Champion for Ireland and renowned film producer, addressed a large international audience in Dublin Castle yesterday which included representatives from key European cultural institutions in all 27 EU Member States, the creative industries and all the main cultural institutions in Ireland, North and South.