Limerick council shortlisted for 12 awards

St Patrick’s Day Festival has been shortlisted for the ‘Festival of the Year’ award. Pic Sean Curtin True Media.

LIMERICK City and County Council has been shortlisted in 12 categories for the Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards 2019.

Now in its 16th year, the awards feature 22 local authorities from around Ireland with 16 categories and are held in conjunction with the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government.

Deputy Chief Executive Pat Daly said, “We are delighted to receive the nominations.  They are across a wide range of projects and is testament to the hard work and dedication of staff throughout the council and to the local communities that we serve and who have worked with us on the projects.”

Limerick’s local authority received nominations for projects such as the ‘We’re Breastfeeding Friendly Limerick’ which falls under the Health and Wellbeing category, and ‘The LITe Programme’, which is part of Local Authority Innovation.



Age Friendly Initiative (New for 2019)

The Acorn Project (in partnership with Fingal and Meath County Councils)

Health & Wellbeing

We’re Breastfeeding Friendly Limerick

Promoting Economic Development

The Bays – Moyross Training Facility

Local Authority Innovation

The LITe Programme

Sustainable Environment

Reuse not Single Use

Best Library Service

Watch House Cross Community Library Autism Friendly Resource

Sustaining the Arts

The Autonomy Project

Festival of the Year

Limerick St Patrick’s Festival 2019

Outstanding initiative through the Municipal Districts

Enhancing the Urban Environment

Derelict and Vacancy Initiative

Heritage and Built Environment

West Wall Walkway Kilmallock

Commemorations and Centenaries

Decade of Centenaries Commemoration 2019 Limerick

Congratulating all Local Authorities shortlisted, Eoghan Murphy TD, Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government stated, The Awards are an important platform for bringing to the fore the outstanding and meaningful work that is so crucial to the development of our local communities. It is local projects such as these, which make Ireland a better place at national level.”

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Ian Talbot, Chief Executive of Chambers Ireland said they are “proud” to reveal this year’s shortlist which features more than 80 projects nationally.

“The Awards are the ideal platform to showcase the inventiveness and innovation that Local Authorities are consistently delivering, which so often goes unnoticed,” he said.

The Excellence in Local Government Award winners will be announced at the 16th annual ceremony on November 28, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Northwood, Santry, Dublin.