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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.

The website, launched by Minister of State for Local Government, Peter Burke was developed by the Local Government Management Agency with support from the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage and the County and City Management Association (CCMA).

The public can now access information on services such as housing, planning, business supports, parks and outdoor amenities, arts and culture, libraries, and much more all in one location.

Services.LocalGov.ie aims to make services more accessible and to improve communications and engagement with the public by presenting all local government service information in one website. It links to the websites of individual local authorities for convenient access to local information, applications, and engagement.

The website provides, for the first time, a comprehensive list of the services provided to the public as well as a pathway to access those services locally. It presents that information in a clear and accessible manner, in both the Irish and English languages, and the site will be continually updated as new local authority services become available or are updated.

At the official launch of the website, Minister Peter Burke said, “I am delighted to launch Services.LocalGov.ie and am proud of my department’s role in developing the website. Members of the public who use public services should expect to access information about those services in a clear, accessible and convenient manner. This website makes local government service information available to the public in one, user-friendly environment and delivers on government strategy to make more public services available online. The important work of local authorities in their communities is vital to the social and economic life of the country, and this website will encourage more effective engagement between members of the public and their local authority.”

Brendan McGrath, Chief Executive of Galway City Council and Chair of the CCMA said, “local authorities provide hundreds of services to the public every day, all year round, and local authority employees are at the frontline of public sector engagement with communities throughout Ireland. Services.LocalGov.ie provides a convenient source of information about all those services and demonstrates the local government sector’s ability to innovate, collaborate to create efficiencies, and deliver more effective services to the public. The website provides a window into the broad range of services local authorities provide and the many aspects of individual and community life that the local government sector has a positive involvement in.”

Source: LGMA

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