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Local Economic and Community Plans

Local authorities are at the centre of driving ambitions for cities and counties throughout Ireland. 31 Local Economic and Community Plans commits to 5,037 actions in the areas of; economic development, social inclusion, community development, health and wellbeing, rural and urban regeneration, investment and infrastructure.

'My Open Library' Service

New innovative service will allow for increased opening hours in 22 public libraries.

€10m for Local Authorities to support the revitalisation of rural towns and villages

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:

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.

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.

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