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.

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.