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