Carlow County Council was named Local Authority of the Year at the Chambers Ireland Annual Excellence in Local Government Awards, held in association with the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government.
Eight Europe Direct Information Centres in public libraries around the country have held lively discussions on 'Charity Begins at Home' in the fifth annual LGMA Europe Direct National Soapbox Competition.
The Building Control Management System (BCMS) was awarded top prize for use of Open Source technology at the Egovernment Awards 2016. The awards honours the pioneering work of public sector teams who are delivering better online services to Irish citizens today. This award goes beyond the simple use of an open source package and recognises real, practical participation in an open source project or community.
Exciting ten year agreement between The Arts Council and the County and City Management Association (CCMA) to further the development of the arts in every county in Ireland.
LGMA received an award in the Civil Service Excellence and Innovation Award for the Building Control and Management System (BCMS) Project. The award for 'Excellence through Collaboration' recognised the work undertaken in delivering a system across the Local Authority sector, facilitating compliance in the building industry.
Local Authorities, Fáilte Ireland and IPB Insurance launch initiative to support events that target the diaspora community and promote local tourism.
The introduction of a single library system for public libraries across the country is a ground-breaking initiative, the first of its kind in Europe and will provide significant benefits to the public. All individual library collections from every local authority library will be included,
offering the public access to the library collections, resources and digital content of all public libraries in one search.
The County and City Management Association (CCMA) have produced an animated video to promote the wide-ranging services that are provided by local authorities and increase awareness around their role within communities. This video also highlights many recent savings and efficiencies within the sector. Link to YouTube Video
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New innovative service will allow for increased opening hours in 22 public libraries.
The Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys TD, announced that €10 million will be made available to Local Authorities this year to support the regeneration of rural towns and villages across Ireland.
Speaking at the launch of the Rural Town and Village Renewal scheme for 2016 in Clones, Co. Monaghan, Minister Humphreys said:
The Building Control Management System (BCMS) was developed by LGMA and Fingal County County and implemented in March 2014. It allows property owners, builders, developers, architects and engineers to submit notifications, applications and compliance certificates online. It provides an internal management system for the processing of notices received online and over the counter in local authorities.