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Dublin City Council Scoop Top Award

Nov 14, 2013

Dublin City Council was last night (13/11/13) named City Council of the year at the 10th Annual Excellence in Local Government Awards. Ennis Town Council was named Town Council of the year at the event held in association with the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government.

Ian Talbot, Chambers Ireland Chief Executive said, “While next year’s elections herald a new era for Local Government in Ireland, we have no doubt that the excellent work carried out by Local Authorities will continue to strengthen and grow during these times of change. We are honoured every year to host these awards and recognise best practice across the country. I’d like to give my congratulations to not only the winners on the night but to all those who made the shortlist.”

In presenting the awards, Phil Hogan, T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government commented “Every year these awards showcase just how imaginative and innovative Local Authorities can be. Whether it’s organising a festival, using new technology or dealing with a water supply issue, the quality of the projects and dedication of the people involved is always impressive. It is a pleasure for my Department to partner with Chambers Ireland in recognising these achievements.”

Individual awards were sponsored by: AIB; An Post; CBRE; EirGrid; ESB Networks; GloHealth; Optic Nerve; The Gathering Ireland 2013; Shell E&P Ireland and Zurich. Winners were presented with a specially commissioned trophy designed by Tipperary Crystal.

Other Awards presented on the night:

Sustaining the Arts sponsored by Tipperary Crystal
•    Cavan Town Council – Trans-art Cavan 2012

Supporting Active Communities sponsored by GloHealth
•    Kerry County Council – Building Community Resilience

Festival of the Year sponsored by An Post
•    Cavan Town Council – Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann

Best Library Service sponsored by Optic Nerve
•    Wexford County Council – Discover, Imagine, Grow!

Parks & Recreation sponsored by Zurich
•    Dublin City Council – Fairview Park Improvement Project

Strategic Water Initiative sponsored by Tipperary Crystal
•    Limerick County Council – Kilmallock Water Supply

Supporting Tourism sponsored by EirGrid
•    Enniscorthy Town Council – Rebellion @ The National 1798 Rebellion Centre

Partnership with Business sponsored by AIB
•    Galway County Council – Made in Galway

Joint Local Authority Initiative sponsored by ESB Networks
•    Cork City and County Councils – Cork Innovates

Innovation in Technology sponsored by Shell E&P Ireland
•    Dublin City Council – Pathway Accommodation and Support System (PASS)

Smarter Travel sponsored by Shell E&P Ireland
•    Cavan Town Council – Smarter Travel Scheme

Sports Development sponsored by EirGrid
•    Carlow Local Authorities – McGrath Park Integrated Community Sports Facility

Sustainable Environment sponsored by ESB Networks
•    Dublin City Council – Tolka Valley Greenway

Outstanding Customer Service sponsored by Zurich
•    South Dublin County Council – Taking steps to be a literacy-friendly Local Authority

Local Authority Economic Efficiencies sponsored by CBRE
•    Laois County Council – Road Recycling for the Restoration of Local and Regional Roads

The Gathering Ireland 2013 – Community Gathering of the Year sponsored by The Gathering Ireland 2013
•    Clare County Council – Celebrate Scattery Island

The Gathering Ireland 2013 – County Gathering of the Year sponsored by The Gathering Ireland 2013
•    New Ross Town Council – JFK50 – The Homecoming

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For further information contact Amy Woods, Chambers Ireland on 01 400 4319, 086 6081605 or email amy.woods@chambers.ie .

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