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Fingal County Council nominated in seven categories for Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Governm



Fingal County Council has been shortlisted in the 15th annual Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards for seven projects. The awards, sponsored by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, are held to recognise and celebrate the outstanding work carried out by Local Authorities all over Ireland and will take place on Thursday, November 22 in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Santry Demesne.

The shortlisted entries were in the following categories:

Supporting Active Communities:

Fingal Kaleidoscope Intergenerational Project (Seniors and Four Year Olds)

Heritage and Built Environment:

The Conservations, Management and Promotion of Fingal County Council’s Heritage Properties

Health and Wellbeing:

Fingal Athletics League

Supporting Tourism:

Fingal Tourism Development Office

Enhancing the Urban Environment:

Rock Garden Park, Swords

Disability Services Provision:

Rush Community Playground

Festival of the Year

Flavours of Fingal County Show

Since the awards’ inception in 2004, Fingal County Council has been nominated in various categories 52 times, has won 10 awards and has been named Local Authority of the Year twice, most recently in 2016.

Speaking on the announcement of the nominations, Mayor of Fingal Cllr. Anthony Lavin said: “I am very pleased that seven Fingal County Council projects have been selected for shortlisting in the prestigious Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards. Opportunities such as these which highlight the dedication, innovation and commitment of Fingal County Council are always welcome and I wish all the finalists involved in bringing these projects to completion the very best of luck in the competition in November.”

Chief Executive of Fingal County Council, Paul Reid said: “I very much welcome the nominations for this year’s awards which recognise our ongoing commitment to tourism and economic development, the wellbeing of our citizens and the improvement of amenities throughout the County. I wish to pay tribute to all the staff who continually showcase best practice in Fingal County Council through efficient service delivery and the provision of measures to improve the lives of Fingal residents. We have been the recipient of several accolades in past Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards and I hope this year will echo previous successes.”


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