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Work Matters is a nationwide library programme to support not only those seeking employment and individuals interested in training but also to provide information and resources to entrepreneurs and business start ups.

Supporting business and economic recovery is already a major part of Donegal County Councils strategic plan and as part of the council it is important that the library service plays its part in that recovery.

There are three ways in which Work Matters will contribute.

  1. Firstly by providing practical access to computer and printing resources. There are five hot desk locations in libraries across the county in Central Library Letterkenny, Buncrana Library, Twin Towns Library Stranorlar, Bundoran Library and Leabharlann Phobail Ghaoth Dobhair. These locations have access to online business information sources such as Mintel. There are smaller business and employment information sections in all libraries throughout the county.
  2. The second way in which Work Matters will contribute is by working as a referral and information point for the professional services already working with job seekers and entrepreneurs such as Donegal Local Enterprise Office, Intreo, Donegal ETB and the Citizens Information Service.
  3. And finally by providing access to staff who have expertise in the functions and roles of the partner organisations just mentioned. Librarians will also be able to give help and advice on accessing the hundreds of free online courses for learning new languages, business and computer skills.

For information on the national Work Matters programme see Work Matters

Community Information

We also have Community Information sections in each of our libraries. In addition to these services, there is a wealth of information available on the Internet, including:

  • * Information on health, housing, income & tax matters, rights, equal opportunities etc.
  • * Information on the environment and other types of citizens information needed for democratic participation in the social, political, economic & cultural life of the community and society as a whole.

 Some useful sites are:


An information portal linking useful websites relating to Donegal for residents & visitors alike.


Information on the local authority (Donegal County Council) and it’s services, including Culture, Community & Enterprise, Water, Planning, Housing & the Environment.


The Citizens Information Database (Comhairle) includes detailed information on the following topics:

Travel & communications, justice, education, employment, family, health, housing, social welfare, taxes, consumer & environment, insurance & finance, agriculture, voluntary/youth sector, European Union, Government.


Information on research & innovation, and Irish suppliers for those wishing to grow a business.


Information for those wishing to start or grow a business in Donegal, and on the Donegal Enterprise Training Programme.


Information on social, economic and cultural development throughout the Gaeltacht.


The Government of Ireland website includes links to:

All State organisations, Government Departments, Irish Statute books, general governmental information, public jobs, eTenders, FAQs & information about Ireland.


The Training & Employment Authority with information on:

Services for jobseekers, employers and communities. It also provides information on job vacancies, training courses, employment programmes and careers.


The Donegal Education and Training Board website includes information on:

Schools & centres, adult education, adult literacy, post-leaving certificate programmes, traveller training, student support, vocational training opportunities and Youth Services.


The Health Services Executive website inlcudes information on:

Health services (including by county), health topics, public information, Birth, Death & Marriage certificates, immunisation and medical cards.




Intreo is a single point of contact for all employment and income supports. Designed to provide a more streamlined approach, Intreo offers practical, tailored employment services and supports for jobseekers and employers alike