Minister Dillon welcomes Your Council Day spotlight on vital work of local authorities

Minister of State with responsibility for Local Government and Planning, Alan Dillon TD, has today encouraged the public to engage with Your Council Day 2024 where all 31 local authorities join together to highlight the important work carried out by their employees up and down the country.

Co-ordinated by the Local Government Management Agency (LGMA), Your Council Day seeks to raise public awareness of the important role that local authorities play in contributing to the physical, cultural, social, and environmental development of their communities.

Local authorities provide over a thousand services to the public, including the maintenance of footpaths, parks, and leisure centres, supports for the arts and businesses, climate action, and tourism development.

Social media users are being encouraged to find out more about the services provided by their local authorities by using the #YourCouncilDay and #DoLásaChomhairle hashtags, and are asked to get involved by posting their own experiences of council initiatives.

Minister of State with responsibility for Local Government and Planning, Alan Dillon TD:

“All across Ireland, every day, our local county councils have an impact on our quality of life. They provide homes, improve our neighbourhoods, protect the environment, and strive to make our communities better places to live. My Department recently launched the ‘Your Council’ campaign to highlight these essential services and raise awareness of how local government works. ‘Your Council Day’ provides an opportunity to emphasise this important message and celebrate the positive work of local authorities. So, to mark Your Council Day for 2024, I would like to thank all of the staff in our councils for their dedication and contribution to local communities throughout the country. I wish all our local authorities continued success as they celebrate Your Council Day 2024.”

You can learn more about what your local council does for your community on the ‘Your Council’ campaign homepage:

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