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

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  • Limerick St. Patrick's festival. (Pic Sean Curtin/True Media)
  • School of Spectacle
  • Pictured at the launch of 'We're Breastfeeding Friendly' were, Karen O'Donnell and 12 week old Ryan O'Donnell. Picture: Alan Place
  • Engine, Cecil Street Limerick. Picture: Alan Place

Limerick City and County Council has been shortlisted for nine awards at this year’s All Ireland Community and Council Awards, 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. They are:

Category

Project

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
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

Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr James Collins said: “The LAMA Awards 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 in 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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