Cavan County Council and Waterford City Council Scoop Top Awards

Cavan County Council and Waterford City Council were named the top County and City Councils tonight (09/11/11) at the 8th Annual Excellence in Local Government Awards. Dundalk Town Council was named Town/Borough Council at the event held in association with the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government. Ian Talbot, Chambers Ireland Chief Executive said, “These Awards seek to recognise and encourage local authorities who seek to do better despite tighter budgetary constraints and the wider economic challenges being felt throughout Ireland. ”“Working with the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government, Chambers Ireland contributes to the development of efficient local government in Ireland by highlighting best practice and encouraging local authorities to achieve more for all of their stakeholders.”

Mr. Phil Hogan, T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government added, “I am delighted that my Department is associated with Chambers Ireland’s Excellence in Local Government Awards and how they showcase the admirable work that Local Authorities do. I would like to pass on my congratulations to all the winners and indeed all of the shortlist applicants – the standard of projects this year was outstanding.” Individual awards were sponsored by: AECOM; An Post; arvato Finance; CBRE; Corrib Natural Gas; Dun & Bradstreet; Eirgrid; ESB Networks; The European Recycling Platform; Optic Nerve; and Zurich. Winners were presented with a specially commissioned trophy designed by Tipperary Crystal from their Louise Kennedy range.

Other Awards presented on the night:

Sustaining the Arts sponsored by Tipperary Crystal

-South Dublin County Council – Tallaght Young Filmmakers

Supporting Active Communities sponsored by Eirgrid

-Cavan County Council – West Cavan Peace III Engaging Men

Festival of the Year sponsored by Optic Nerve

-Waterford City Council – Waterford Harvest Festival

 Best Library Service sponsored by Eirgrid

-Galway County Council – Galway Summer Reading Programme: Nurturing Literacy and the Imagination

Parks & Recreation sponsored by The European Recycling Platform

-Cavan County Council – Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark

Strategic Water Initiative sponsored by AECOM

-Kilkenny County Council – Releasing Water Quality Information

Supporting Tourism sponsored by Corrib Natural Gas

-Waterford City Council – Destination Waterford City

Partnership with Business sponsored by Dun & Bradstreet

-Cork City Council – Partnership Management Model for the English Market

 Joint Local Authority Initiative sponsored by arvato Finance

-South Dublin County Council working with Dublin City Council and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council – Dublin Mountains Way

 Innovation in Technology sponsored by ESB Networks

-Clare County Council – Clare Ecclesiastical Trails iPhone/iPad Application

 Smarter Travel sponsored by AECOM

-South Dublin County Council – Smarter Travel Adamstown Personalised Travel Planning

 Sports Development sponsored by An Post

-Westmeath County Council – Destination Sport Mullingar

 Sustainable Environment sponsored by The European Recycling Platform – Joint Winners

-Dundalk Town Council – Navvy Bank Biodiversity & Awareness Project

-Dublin City Council – Green Plan, Kilbarrack Fire Station

Outstanding Customer Service sponsored by Zurich

-South Dublin County Council – Camac Valley Caravan and Camping Park: A Unique Resource for All

-Local Authority Economic Efficiencies sponsored by arvato Finance

-Louth Local Authorities – Louth Economic Forum

County/City Development Board of the Year sponsored by CBRE – Joint Winners

-Leitrim County Council – Goal for Peace Project

-Waterford City Council – Waterford City Development Board ‘Doing it for Ourselves’

This event took place as part of Chamber Week.