Innovative Fingal County Council projects shortlisted for eGovernment awards

July 26, 2019

Press Release

Fingal County Council has been shortlisted for four Ireland eGovernment Awards which recognise organisations that are pioneering changes and helping deliver better online services.

The awards, organised in association with eir Business and Cisco, are Ireland’s most sought-after accolade in eGovernment, honouring the leaders driving digital services, communication and democracy online. 

The competition is open to public sector departments, local authorities and state agencies as well as private sector companies who partner with the public sector on eGovernment projects. 

Fingal County Council has been nominated in four categories:

-Wayfinding Accessibility Initiative was shortlisted in both the Universal Design and Local Government Award category
-Our Balbriggan Socio-Economic Strategy Public Consultation was shortlisted in the Local Government Award category
-Smart Street Furniture Pilot was shortlisted in the Innovation Award category
-PRTB Inspections System was shortlisted in the Mobile Award category

The winners will be announced at the Awards ceremony on 11 September 2019 in City Hall.

Aishling Hyland, Digital Strategy Manager at Fingal County Council, said: “It’s fantastic to see so many innovative digital projects from Fingal County Council shortlisted in this years Ireland eGovernment Awards.” 

Maeve Kneafsey, Co-Founder Ireland eGovernment Awards said: “The standard was extremely high with literally hundreds of entries this year and it was a hard task for the judges to narrow down the shortlist.”

Check out the full list of shortlisted projects at

Note to Editors:


Wayfinding Accessibility Initiative

The aim of this project is to improve footpath accessibility for people with limited mobility through an accessibility app, Route4U. This pilot project was initiated by Fingal County Council and Dublin City Council through the SBIR Wayfinding Challenge with Smart Dublin and in partnership with Enterprise Ireland. 

Our Balbriggan Socio-Economic Strategy Public Consultation

Utilising ArcGIS data collection tools this project received submissions from 25% of the population of Balbriggan, making this one of the most successful public consultations ever conducted by Fingal County Council.

Smart Street Furniture

The purpose of this project is to develop Fingal’s “smart” public infrastructure. A number of solar powered, Wi-Fi enabled benches with wireless charging facilities and environmental sensors will be deployed in a number of locations across the county, the first of which are being deployed. This project is supported by the Department of Rural and Community Development Digital Innovation Programme. 

PRTB Inspections System

Utilising the ArcGIS Suite of technology this new system manages the large volume of Private Rented Accommodation Inspections to be carried out by Fingal County Council, enabling us to meet our targets.


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