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Excellence in Local Government Awards Winners 2018

Local Authority of the Year 2018 - Clare County Council

Ian Talbot, Chief Executive of Chambers Ireland with Damien English TD, Minister of State for Housing and Urban Renewal and Monaghan County Council Representatives

Ian Talbot, Chief Executive of Chambers Ireland with John Paul Phelan TD, Minister of State for Local Government and Electoral Reform and Clare County Council Representatives

Supporting Active Communities

Sponsored by Lidl

Winner: Fingal County Council – Fingal Kaleidoscope Intergenerational Project (Seniors & Four Year Olds) 

Ian Talbot, Chief Executive of Chambers Ireland with John Paul Phelan TD, Minister of State for Local Government and Electoral Reform and Fingal County Council Representatives

Best Practice in Citizen Engagement

Sponsored by ESB Networks

Winner: Clare County Council – Community Mobilisation Unit: Rural & Community Development Officer

Ian Talbot, Chief Executive of Chambers Ireland with John Paul Phelan TD, Minister of State for Local Government and Electoral Reform and Clare County Council Representatives

Health & Wellbeing

Sponsored by Healthy Ireland

Winner: Cavan County Council – Cavan Rainbow Youth: An LGBT Youth Support Service in County Cavan

Ian Talbot, Chief Executive of Chambers Ireland with John Paul Phelan TD, Minister of State for Local Government and Electoral Reform and Cavan County Council Representatives

Supporting Tourism

Sponsored by Fáilte Ireland

Winner: Waterford City & County Council - King of the Vikings - the World's First Viking Virtual Reality Adventure

Ian Talbot, Chief Executive of Chambers Ireland with John Paul Phelan TD, Minister of State for Local Government and Electoral Reform and Waterford City & County Council Representatives

Promoting Economic Development

Sponsored by EirGrid

Winner: Galway County Council - Galway & West of Ireland, European Region of Gastronomy

Ian Talbot, Chief Executive of Chambers Ireland with John Paul Phelan TD, Minister of State for Local Government and Electoral Reform and Galway County Council Representatives

Local Authority Innovation

Sponsored by TEKEnable

Winner: Cork City Council - Bishopsgrove Supported Student Accommodation

Ian Talbot, Chief Executive of Chambers Ireland with John Paul Phelan TD, Minister of State for Local Government and Electoral Reform and Cork City Council Representatives

Sustainable Environment

Sponsored by ERP

Winner: Clare County Council  - The Burren & Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark

Ian Talbot, Chief Executive of Chambers Ireland with Martin Tobin, CEO of ERP, John Paul Phelan TD, Minister of State for Local Government and Electoral Reform and Clare County Council Representatives

Best Library Service

Sponsored by Shell

Winner: Kildare County Council - Athy Community Library

Ian Talbot, Chief Executive of Chambers Ireland with John Paul Phelan TD, Minister of State for Local Government and Electoral Reform and Kildare County Council Representatives

Sustaining the Arts

Sponsored by House of Waterford Crystal

Winner: Longford County Council - Longford Schools Photography Programme

Ian Talbot, Chief Executive of Chambers Ireland with John Paul Phelan TD, Minister of State for Local Government and Electoral Reform and Longford County Council Representatives

Joint Local Authority Initiative

Sponsored by Zurich

Winner: Monaghan County Council - www.repairmystuff.ie, Ireland's Leading Online Repair Directory

Ian Talbot, Chief Executive of Chambers Ireland with John Paul Phelan TD, Minister of State for Local Government and Electoral Reform and Monaghan County Council Representatives

Festival of the Year

Sponsored by Fáilte Ireland

Winner: Cork County Council - Youghal Medieval Festival

Ian Talbot, Chief Executive of Chambers Ireland with John Paul Phelan TD, Minister of State for Local Government and Electoral Reform and Cork County Council Representatives 

Outstanding Iniative through the Municipal Districts

Sponsored by LGiU

Winner: Clare County Council - Friars Walk Coach Park Ennis - Coach Friendly Destination

Ian Talbot, Chief Executive of Chambers Ireland with John Paul Phelan TD, Minister of State for Local Government and Electoral Reform and Clare County Council Representatives  

Enhancing the Urban Environment

Sponsored by Ervia

Winner: Kildare County Council - Maynooth Harbour - A Cycling Network Intersection Project

Ian Talbot, Chief Executive of Chambers Ireland with John Paul Phelan TD, Minister of State for Local Government and Electoral Reform and Kildare County Council Representatives 

Heritage & Built Environment

Sponsored by AIB

Winner: Limerick City and County Council - Lord Edward Street Housing Development, Limerick City

Ian Talbot, Chief Executive of Chambers Ireland with John Paul Phelan TD, Minister of State for Local Government and Electoral Reform and Limerick City and County Council Representatives  

Disability Services Provision

Sponsored by EirGrid

Winner: Monaghan County Council - Everybody Plays - Inclusive Playground Policy

Ian Talbot, Chief Executive of Chambers Ireland with John Paul Phelan TD, Minister of State for Local Government and Electoral Reform and Monaghan County Council Representatives 

Commemorations & Centenaries

Sponsored by An Post

Winner: Meath County Council - Francis Ledwidge Centenary

Ian Talbot, Chief Executive of Chambers Ireland with John Paul Phelan TD, Minister of State for Local Government and Electoral Reform and Meath County Council Representatives

The full list of shortlisted projects are available here

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