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Participate in decision-making, have your voice heard and engage with Fingal County Council

Press release

May 20, 2020

Have your say: Fingal Voices App is live and ready to download

Fingal County Council’s Fingal Voices public consultation app is now publicly available.

After some months of beta testing, the new mobile application called Fingal Voices is now publicly available on app stores. The app enables Fingal County Council residents to participate in decision-making, make their voices heard and engage with their local government in an innovative and fun manner.

This photograph was taken at a FIngal Voices App Launch event held in October 2019, before the introduction of Social Distancing guidelines.Background Information: Fingal Voices is the result of the “Unheard Voices” challenge launched by Fingal County Council through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programme in 2018 in partnership with Enterprise Ireland and Smart Dublin. Fingal County Council was seeking smart, low cost solutions to encourage engagement of the ‘unheard voices’ in decision-making about the future of their place. Smart Dublin is an initiative of the four Dublin Local Authorities to engage with smart technology providers, researchers and citizens to solve regional challenges and improve quality of life. Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) is a pre-commercial procurement initiative administered by Enterprise Ireland. Its aim is to drive innovation across all sections of the Irish public sector via engagement with the market via competitive challenges.

Residents can access public consultations directly via the smartphone app and will accrue points through their engagement which are convertible for vouchers and gifts at various local retail partners.

Users can vote, rate and comment on specific consultations and questionnaires, submit ideas and suggest improvements, and access local and community news and events information.

This is an additional service available to Fingal residents and does not replace the existing consultation mechanisms such as the Fingal County Council Consultation Portal.

The app is available for Android HERE

and can be accessed for Apple devices HERE