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Limerick City & County Council Highlighted In Local Government Awards 2017

Limerick City & County Council Highlighted In Local Government Awards 2017 – Dr James Ring, CEO, Limerick Chamber speaking at the launch of the Mid-West Relocation Survey at the Limerick Strand Hotel, Limerick. Photo: Oisin McHugh/True Media

Limerick City & County Council Highlighted In Local Government Awards 2017

Chambers Ireland has announced the shortlist for the Excellence in Local Government Awards 2017 with Limerick City and County Council being nominated for 5 awards.

This year there are a total of twenty-three Local Authorities shortlisted over sixteen categories ranging from Active Communities to Local Authority Innovation. The 2017 Excellence in Local Government Awards are sponsored by Vodafone and held in conjunction with the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government.




The 5 categories Limerick City and County Council are shortlisted in are:

  • Promoting Economic Development – Regeneration Programme: Model of pathways to employment in the hospitality and catering industry
  • Joint Local Authority – Housing Assistance Payment Shared Services Centre
  • Festival of the Year – Riverfest Limerick
  • Outstanding Customer Service –
  • Enhancing the Urban Environment – Limerick Smarter Travel Green Way

Commenting on the announcement of the shortlist, Dr James Ring, Chief Executive Officer of the Limerick Chamber said: “Local Authorities across Ireland deserve national recognition for the important projects that they deliver on an ongoing basis to serve the community and the local region.

“The shortlist for 2017 reflects the best practice work being undertaken by Local Authorities across Ireland and highlights the commitment shown to improving the area in which they operate.”

He added: “I would like to congratulate the twenty-three shortlisted Local Authorities and acknowledge the excellent work being undertaken at Local Government level across Ireland.”

John Clancy, Head of Government Sales at Vodafone Ireland said, “We are delighted to be involved in the Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards 2017. This is a unique and important event that recognises and celebrates the work that Local Authorities contribute to communities all over Ireland and I’d like to congratulate each of the 23 shortlisted local authorities.”

He added: “At Vodafone, we understand that advancements in technology in recent years have affected the way in which local Government works and the way in which citizens access information, communicate and engage with local authorities.”

“Vodafone is committed to supporting local authorities by providing a range of market leading communications to enhance efficiencies across local government operations.”

The winners will be announced at the 14th annual awards ceremony on 23rd November at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Northwood, Santry. 

Awards will be presented for excellence in sixteen different categories and one local authority will be awarded the overall award and named Local Authority of the Year 2017.

To see all of the nominations for the Local Government Awards 2017 click here

To read more awards stories on I Love Limerick click here

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