Public Services Card may be linked to online accounts for Limerick council services

Jess Casey

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Jess Casey

Limerick City and County Council is considering using online accounts linked with the Public Services Card

Limerick City and County Council is considering using online accounts linked with the Public Services Card

LIMERICK City and County Council is considering using online accounts linked with the much-debated Public Services Card as potential logins for its official digital platform.

The possibility that “in the future” Limerick.ie accounts may accept login via MyGovID, the corresponding website for the controversial Public Services Card, was revealed in tender documents submitted by the local authority. 

The council is currently seeking to expand its services with an online portal allowing people to make submissions on all types of public consultations from their computers or mobiles. 

“The platform must be capable of integrating with this MyGovID if required, or any other generic registration system that may be implemented in the future.” 

The successful project, the value of which is capped at €65,000 excluding VAT, will also see LCCC launch online surveys directed at local authority staff, elected members, citizens and the business community. 

A pilot version of MyPoint, an “online participation portal”, must be ready by March, according to tender documents submitted by the Council.

The sought after services will see the public engaging with the online portal “to make submissions on all type of public consultations, including development, local area and strategic plans, as well as ‘Part 8’ local authority own development planning applications.” 

The platform must also allow the creation and editing of surveys and consultations, the tender documents state.

It must also include a customisable “reporting module” that gives Limerick Council staff the ability to create custom reports on demand.  

“The platform must be capable of producing tabular and graphical reports on submission and survey data, that can be printed from the tool or exported to PDF format.” 

“An option to export the output of the report to an alternative medium such as a CSV file must be provided.”