South Dublin County Council is developing a Digital Strategy to set out its ambitions to meet the needs and aspirations of the citizens, businesses, and communities of South Dublin County, by enabling them to benefit from digital technologies and infrastructure throughout the county. The Council is now asking members of the public to let us know what they would like to see in the Strategy. Digital is the nearly instant, free and flawless ability to connect people, devices, physical objects and information anywhere. It involves not just Broadband telecommunications being delivered under the National Broadband Plan, but also considers; Mobile and wireless networks; The introduction of new technological tools and equipment; Online services; and Supporting the development of the skills for citizens to use the technologies and systems available.

Over the last year, South Dublin County Council has launched a number of innovative digital projects including electric car charging points and the MyDoorStep housing and planning platform, whilst also securing funding for the Tallaght District Heating Scheme through the government’s new Climate Action Fund. Speaking about the launch of the Digital Strategy consultation period, Danny McLoughlin, Chief Executive of South Dublin County Council, said: “South Dublin County Council want to support all citizens and businesses to take full advantage of digital opportunities in their lives. We would like our citizens to get involved and let us know what they think, so I would encourage you to make your views known through this consultation process.” South Dublin County Council’s Digital Strategy consultation is running from Tuesday 2 July to 31 July 2019. Hard copies of the Digital Strategy survey are available at all South Dublin County Council libraries.