South Dublin County Council has won the Irish e-Government awards in 11 categories as the authority's Connect website. The Connect has awarded the Local Irish e-Government award and the overall Irish e-Government at the ceremony.
The main aim of the Connect website to bring technology for local communities through its four initiatives. The Connect website provides training to community groups on developing websites. The council has designed 100 sites over the year. Connect School has provided a laptop to every teacher of St Aidan's school in Tallaght, Dublin. The website give advice to community groups on how to use technology in community centres, while the Connect Me service provides locals with access to information about local businesses and resources. Local authorities from Meath, Waterford and Mayo on the winners' platform have joined South Dublin. Mayo County Council received the e-Accessibility award. The Department of Finance has won the Central Government award for its www.etenders.gov.ie site and Failte Ireland has received award for its www.dublin.ie site.