DRI, Failte Ireland big winners at eGovernment Awards

eGovernment Awards 2014
Pictured receiving the overall award, open source award, and the promoting Ireland award at the eGovernment Awards at Dublin Castle: Sandra Collins, DRI; An Taoiseach Enda Kenny; Bill Archer, eircom Business Solutions, Maeve Kneafsey, eGovernment Awards; and Natalie Harrower, DRI



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2 February 2015 | 0

The Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) scooped the overall award for its Inspiring Ireland project at the 2014 eGovernment Awards last week. The DRI, the national digital storage location for Ireland’s social and cultural data, was also winner of the open source award and the promoting Ireland overseas award.

Sponsored by eircom Business Solutions, the Awards are jointly run by the Public Sector Times and digital marketing company Elucidate, and recognise excellence and innovation by public sector bodies who are pioneering change in the delivery of eGovernment services in Ireland.

The DRI’s Inspiring Ireland project brought Ireland’s cultural heritage to an international audience, through a curated website that features high-quality digital images of paintings, letters, sculpture, manuscripts and photography from Ireland’s national collections, along with expert interpretation and contextualisation. Its was to showcase the treasures held by Ireland’s cultural institutions to a global audience, including the Irish diaspora, and to digitally preserve the national collection for future generations.

Failte Ireland picked up awards in three categories for its Wild Atlantic Way app project and its #thisisLIVING project to counteract declining visitor numbers to Dublin from the UK.

The full list of winners:

  • Overall award: Digital Repository of Ireland
  • Accessibility award: National Council for Curriculum and Assessment
  • General award: Department of Social Protection in partnership with SUSI
  • Innovation award: Sligo IT/Ocean FM
  • Irish language award: An Chomhairle um Oideachas Gaeltachta & Gaelscolaíochta
  • Marketing Ireland award: Failte Ireland
  • Mobile Ireland award: Failte Ireland
  • Open source award: Digital Repository of Ireland
  • Promoting Ireland overseas award: Digital Repository of Ireland
  • Social Media Ireland eGovernment award: Failte Ireland

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