Limerick in the running for nine All Ireland Community and Council Awards 2019 including ‘Best Overall Council’

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All Ireland Community and Council Awards 2019 have nominated Limerick for nine awards 

Limerick in the running for nine All Ireland Community and Council Awards 2019 including ‘Best Overall Council’

Limerick City and County Council has been shortlisted for nine awards at this year’s All Ireland Community and Council Awards 2019, including the top award – ‘Council of the Year’.

The awards highlight and celebrate the work done by the local authorities as well as volunteers and groups in our communities and recognise the important contribution they make to our lives.

In 2019, more than 180 entries were received across 20 categories. Following a rigorous judging process over 100 projects nationwide from 23 counties were shortlisted for the awards ceremony, which takes place in Croke Park Stadium on 09 February 2019.

Nine Limerick projects have been shortlisted in eight categories for the All Ireland Community and Council Awards 2019. They are:

Council of the Year: Shortlisted
Best Arts/ Culture (incl. Festivals & Events): European Outdoor Arts Academy, School of Spectacle
Best Business Working with the Community: The Urban Co-op
Best Community Health Initiative: Healthy Abbeyfeale and We’re Breastfeeding Friendly
Best Education/ Training Initiative: Limerick City and County Council’s Safety Statement and Safety Management System
Best Local Authority Innovation for Attracting Inward Investment: ENGINE
Best Social Housing Initiative: Lord Edward Street Social Housing
Best Tourism Initiative: Limerick St. Patrick’s Festival

All Ireland community and council awards

Urban Co-Op team, Deirdre MacMahon, Co-Op Director with Eleanor Hally, William O’Dea, Bernie Corbett and Lizzy O’Connell and customer Rachel Ryan with her two children. Picture: Baoyan Zhang/ilovelimerick

Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr James Collins said: “The All Ireland Community and Council Awards 2019 highlight the best of work that is being carried out by a local authority in conjunction with local groups and organisations. The eight projects shortlisted for Limerick are a testament to the hard work and dedication of staff on both sides. The work being carried out as part of the projects is very important and have a significant impact on the respective local communities.”

“Limerick City and County Council has also been shortlisted for Council of the Year. Congratulations and best of luck at the awards.”

Commenting on the shortlisting, Dr Pat Daly, Deputy Chief Executive of Limerick City and County Council said: “I’m delighted that we have a total of eight projects shortlisted. The projects showcase the breadth of work that is carried out by Limerick City and County Council in conjunction with communities across Limerick.”

“It is important that these projects are recognised, as they help to forge co-operation and understanding between the local authority and community and voluntary groups. The main beneficiaries of these projects are the local people who will be able to avail of these services.”

“And having Limerick City and County Council shortlisted for Council of the Year means that the judges are seeing the value of the work we are doing and the positive impact this work is having in local communities across Limerick.”

The awards, which are in their 13th year, recognise and celebrate communities and councils working together. They are presented by IPB Insurance and Local Authority Members’ Association (LAMA).

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