Good Practice in Local Government Seminar 2023
This year's Good Practice n Local Government Seminar takes place on 26 October in Kilkenny City.
New strategy to decarbonise local authority vehicle fleets
The local government sector has developed a new strategy to decarbonise its fleet of vehicles.
Ireland’s new library strategy launched
The Library is the Place is Ireland’s new national library strategy, developed by the LGMA Libraries Development Team, working with the CCMA, libraries, local authorities and t...
Have your say on digital local government
We would like to understand how you use digital and online services and how you’d like to use digital local government services in future.
Local authorities celebrate ‘Your Council Day’
Across social media, all 31 local authorities are joining in #YourCouncilDay to let the public know about the 1,000+ services they provide.
LGMA publishes new Corporate Plan
The Local Government Management Agency works collaboratively to support local authorities in achieving their business goals.
Funding for local authority workplace wellbeing programme announced
Funding to support local authorities to embed workplace wellbeing has been announced by Hildegarde Naughton, TD, Minister of State with responsibility for Public Health, Wellbe...
Online planning live in 12 local authorities
Twelve local authorities are now taking online planning applications and submissions, as part of LGMA project.
Active travel upgrade for MapRoad System
Software upgrade allows MapRoad to capture cycling and pedestrian infrastructure and projects
RSA and local authorities remind landowners to cut hedgerows for road safety
The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and the County and City Management Association (CCMA) are calling on land-owners to cut their hedgerows before the March 1 deadline, to ensure t...
New learning and development strategy for local authority planning staff
New training strategy for local authority planning staff was developed collaboratively by the Office of the Planning Regulator, the County and City Management Association (CCMA...
Local authorities appeal for homes for Ukraine
Local authorities are appealing for offers of unoccupied properties to provide temporary homes for Ukrainian people and families.
New campaign highlights career opportunities in local government
The LGMA is coordinating a new campaign highlighting the range of rewarding career opportunities in local government.
Guidance on reimagining local authority transport published
New guidance on reducing local authority transport emissions published
LGMA produces new guide to public procurement
The new guide on behalf of the local government sector will help small and medium enterprises to compete for public contracts.
LGMA partners on graduate programme for those with disabilities
The LGMA has partnered with the Willing Abled Mentoring (WAM) Programme to recruit graduates with disabilities across Ireland for a variety of roles within a number of particip...
LGMA coordinates new ‘My Little Library’ Book Bag initiative
‘My Little Library’ Book Bags are available free to all children starting school in 2022.
Community response fora to support Ukrainian response
Community Response Forums will be established in every local authority area to coordinate local responses to the Ukraine crisis.
6 local authorities get investment from Public Service Innovation Fund
Out of the 17 winning projects chosen for the Public Service Innovation Fund this year, 6 belong to local authorities.
Places Matter Conference
Local Government and the Arts Council will jointly host the third biennial conference, Places Matter, on 24 and 25 March 2022 in Carlow.
LGMA launches Ireland Reads 2022
Ireland Reads is a campaign to get the whole country reading during February.
Request for tender to facilitate new national public library strategy
The Local Government Management Agency (LGMA) is inviting tenders from expert contractors to facilitate a strategic planning process and the development of a new strategic plan...
Local authorities seek to purchase uncommenced residential developments
Local authorities are seeking to enter into advance purchase arrangements to secure homes in areas where the need, in particular, for affordable housing, is most acute.
New website offers information on 1,000 local government services
Services.LocalGov.ie provides the public with clear, accessible and user-friendly information about local government services all in one place.
Spotlight shines on local authorities during Innovation Week
The LGMA and South Dublin County Council organised a spotlight event featuring local authority innovation as part of Public Service Innovation Week 2021.
Good Practice Seminar showcases local authority innovation
The Good Practice in Local Government seminar showcased a range of local authority innovations in climate action, public consultation and citizen interaction.
Local government urges businesses to explore climate opportunities
Climate action offers huge economic opportunities for business and enterprise, a conference organised by the local government sector has heard.
Local authorities improved performance while mounting Covid response
Local authorities improved their performance across a range of indicators during 2020, despite Covid-19 challenges a new NOAC report shows
LGMA launches new website for all local government job opportunities
A new website advertising and promoting career opportunities in local government sector was launched by the LGMA to coincide with ‘Your Council Day’.
Economic opportunities arising from climate action
The LGMA recently hosted a webinar for the local government sector focused on the economic opportunities from climate action.
LGMA managing Little Library initiative
The LGMA is managing a new initiative that will see 4,500 Early Learning and Care settings receive free book bags from their local library.
New local authority strategy to deliver effective climate action
'Delivering effective Climate Action 2030' aims to support sector’s ambition to lead on climate action.
Grow it Forward with libraries and local authorities
LGMA is partnering with GIY on a new initiative to distribute free food growing kits through libraries nationwide
Public pledges 900,000 reading minutes for Ireland Reads campaign
Thousands of people have pledged to ‘squeeze in a read’ for Ireland Reads Day, organised by the LGMA.
LGMA reveals most borrowed library books of 2020
Most borrowed library books of 2020 revealed in lead up to Ireland Reads day, on Thursday February 25th.
LGMA campaign to get Ireland reading during Covid
Ireland Reads is a new campaign to get the whole country reading in the lead up to a national day of reading on Thursday, February 25th.
Minister Butler launches LGMA / Age Friendly Libraries Digital Ambassadors Programme
Minister Mary Butler officially launched the rolling out of the Digital Ambassadors programme in Ireland’s libraries.
Local authorities continue to improve performance, NOAC report shows
The NOAC Performance Indicators for 2019 show local authorities improved their performance across a range of indicators.
New local authority framework to support local business
The local authority sector has developed a new Framework for Developing Local Area Sustainability Initiatives to Support Local Business.
Watch back: NOAC Good Practice in Local Government Seminar
Good practice in local government was shared at a seminar organised by NOAC and LGMA in November. Watch back here.
Local Authority Resilience and Recovery Plan for living with Covid-19
As providers of essential services, the offices of county and city Councils remain open. In line with current public health guidance on remote working, an appointments based se...
Request for proposals - analysis of Decade of Centenaries library archives
The LGMA is seeking to commission an analysis of archives held by the Irish public library sector relating to the Decade of Centenaries.
Covid-19 innovation in local government case studies
The LGMA and the IPA recently collaborated on a piece of research profiling case study examples of local government innovations during Covid-19.
LGMA awarded Public Service Innovation funding
A new LGMA project to apply robotics to Core reporting is among 34 projects that have successfully secured funding under the Public Service Innovation Fund.
Dynamic purchasing system for civil engineering materials
A new purchasing system is being established through which public sector bodies including local authorities will run competitions to procure civil engineering materials.
Local authority Covid-19 innovations highlighted on ‘Your Council Day’
The innovative work carried out by local authorities across the country during the Covid-19 crisis was highlighted on Your Council Day, Wednesday, July 1.
LGMA partners with Microsoft to boost library broadband to students
The Libraries Development team in partnership with the Department of Rural and Community Development and Microsoft Ireland have launched an exploratory initiative that will see...
National Library Open Day - February 29th
Libraries around the country are inviting everyone to come take a closer look at all they have to offer on the first National Library Open Day on February 29th
Local Authorities & the GAA to Partner for Sustainable Communities
Local Authorities GAA partnership Sustainable Communities climate change
Your Library - Take a Closer Look
A new national advertising campaign devised by the LGMA is asking everyone to take a closer look at what their local authority library has to offer.
Charter reflects councils' ambition to lead on climate action
Local authorities and government sign Climate Charter, reflecting the extensive work councils are already undertaking and have planned in the area of climate action.
Libraries honoured at ‘Right to Read’ Awards
The country’s local authorities were honoured as Right to Read Champions at a special awards ceremony recently hosted by the LGMA.
New CCMA Chair appointed
Michael Walsh, Chief Executive of Waterford City and County Council, has been appointed Chair of the County and City Management Association (CCMA).
Councils’ output rises year-on-year as hundreds of public services provided
Performance Indicators report published as new #YourCouncil campaign highlights role of local authorities in our daily lives
Interested in tendering for public sector minor works contracts?
A new multi-party framework has been launched for minor building work contracts for public sector commercial buildings.
A new campaign coordinated by the LGMA is aiming to increase awareness of the services local authorities provide to the public.
Consultation on Office of the Planning Regulator Strategic Plan
Submissions and comments on the OPR Strategic Plan are welcome until 12th September 2019.
Local Government Supplier Engagement Event
The LGMA and InterTradeIreland are hosting a Supplier Engagement event focusing on local government procurement opportunities in greater Dublin and surrounding areas on October...
LGMA reveals most borrowed books of 2018
Have a look at the 20 books and authors most often borrowed from Irish public libraries in 2018
Making it Happen - 5 years of the Local Enterprise Office Network
Since the Local Enterprise Offices were established in 2014 they have supported the creation of over 18,600 jobs nationwide with 144,830 entrepreneurs and business people train...
Framework for the Supply of Road Signs and Ancillaries published
A Multi-Party Framework for the supply of Road Signs and Ancillaries for the Public Service has been published.
Tourism is Everyone's Business
A conference organised by the LGMA brought together local authority staff and other industry stakeholders to consider how to strengthen Ireland’s tourism offering
Local authority innovation showcased at national conference
A conference organised by LGMA and NOAC brought local authority staff together to collaborate nationally and improve services locally
Local Enterprise Offices supporting over 36,000 jobs
New figures show Local Enterprise Offices are now supporting over 36,000 jobs and 7,000 small businesses
LGMA recognised in Public Sector Awards
Paul Dunne, LGMA Chief Executive spoke to Public Sector Magazine about the role of the agency and some of the key projects we have in development - read here.
Fines removed from all public libraries
Fines are gone from all public libraries, as part of the 'Our Public Libraries 2022' Strategy developed by the LGMA and the Department of Rural and Community Development
Public consultation on reform of the electoral registration process
The Government has launched a public consultation on proposals to reform the electoral registration process.
Brexit Implications for Local Authorities
North-south collaboration between local authorities is needed more than ever, an LGMA conference has heard.
National Europe Direct Soapbox winners announced
Following a Grand Final debate on European Elections: Every Vote Counts, the National European Direct Soapbox winners have been announced!
Healthy Ireland at Your Library
The newly expanded Healthy Ireland at Your Library service is running in all libraries with 100 titles included and 700 events planned!
All that local authorities do – in one catalogue
We are running a new national project to catalogue of all the services carried out by local authorities - find out more
Government seeks views on Ireland’s Digital Strategy
Find out how you can have your say on Ireland's new National Digital Strategy
Avoid a real horror this Halloween
Have fun and stay safe by attending a family-friendly event in your area this Halloween!
LGMA hosts 20th Annual Human Resource Conference
If you missed the LGMA Human Resource Conference earlier this month, you can take a look at the presentations from the event online now
Bringing balance and public engagement to planning
Eunan Quinn, Senior Planner with Donegal County Council, discusses the work of the planning service.
Meet your favorite authors in your local library
The Children's Book Festival is underway in libraries across the country with free, fun events planned for all the family.
Local authorities highlight their work on housing
During #HousingFocus Week, October 1-5, local authorities across the country are highlighting the work they are doing to deliver housing solutions.
Local authorities continue to deliver improved performance and efficiency
The Local Authority Performance Indicator Report 2017 presents the performance of local authorities for a wide range of services - take a look at the key findings
Local Authority Culture and Creativity Strategies launched
Thirty-one individually tailored strategies have been developed by local authority culture teams to identify, activate and support the creative life of your community
€100m worth of Minor Building Works tendered for public sector
Building contractors are encouraged to participate in new frameworks which will streamline the tendering process for public service minor building works.
Donegal County Council planting seeds for the future
Donegal County Council is working to improve the Buncrana townscape and encourage biodiversity
Local authorities join in Heritage Week
Local authorities have organised tours, walks, talks, exhibitions, and workshops as part of Heritage Week 201, which runs August 18 to 26
Local Enterprise Offices are making a nationwide impact
A new report highlights the breadth of job creation, enterprise support and training being delivered by Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) across the country.
€7.8 Million for Digital Services and Facilities in Public Libraries
A major investment package for digital services and facilities in public libraries has been announced
Minister Kyne launches the Summer Stars Reading Adventure 2018
Sean Kyne, Minister of State for Community Development, Natural Resources and Digital Development launched the Summer Stars Reading Adventure 2018 in Galway
Minister Naughten Publishes First National Adaption Framework
Minister Naughten publishes first National Adaptation Framework prepared under the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Act 2015
Good Practice Seminar for Local Authority Staff
Seminar for Local Authority Staff addressing interesting, diverse and innovative approaches to the challenges both local authorities and our communities face
Local Authority Services and Savings
County councils committed to providing timely, efficient and meaningful services. Local authorities are transforming and implementing efficiencies.
Launch of Libraries Ireland: Makes Every Library Your Local Library
Launch of Libraries Ireland: makes every library your local library enables you to use all 333 public libraries
New Public Library initiative ‘Spring into Storytime 2017’
Spring into Story-time will deliver a range of story-time events for children of all ages in the 332 libraries throughout Ireland in April.
Pivotal Role of Local Authorities in Developing and Supporting Tourism
Local government sector hosted a national tourism conference highlighting Irish success stories in tourism, shared key learnings and role of local authorities