Peter Burke TD, Minister of State for Local Government and Brendan McGrath, Chair of the County and City Management Association and Chief Executive of Galway City Council, at the launch of the new Services.LocalGov.ie website, which offers information on more than 1,000 local government services. (Picture: forphoto.ie)

A new website called Services.LocalGov.ie, which provides information on the 1,100 services provided by local authorities across the country, was launched on Monday by Minister for Local Government and Planning, Peter Burke TD.

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.

EFFECTIVE ENGAGEMENT

At Monday’s launch, 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.”

The website 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).