Ten council projects nominated for national awards

Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, cllr Gerald Mitchell.

TEN Limerick City and County Council projects have been shortlisted for national awards in the Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards.

Crafting Connections has been nominated in the Age Friendly Initiative category, while Limerick’s First School Street – An Mhodhscoil – was nominated in the Climate Change category.

In the Communications category, Limerick Student City got the nod, with Limerick on Foot being recognised in the Health and Wellbeing category.

The Council’s HAP (Housing Assistance Payment) App was nominated in the category for Local Authority Innovation.

The Hap App allows tenants on the HAP Scheme to manage aspects of their tenancy using an app on their phone.

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The Regeneration Community Jobs Fair received the nomination in the Municipal District Initiative category.

The Engine Collaboration Centre was recognised in the Promoting Economic Development group, with Student Planners: Inspiring Future Generations getting nominated in the Supporting Sustainable Communities category.

Finally, the Discover Limerick initiative was nominated in the Supporting Tourism category, with the Decarbonising Together project nominated in Sustaining the Arts.

Reacting to the nominations, Mayor of Limerick councillor Gerald Mitchell said the success shows the hard work that council officials to make lives better across Limerick.

“I want to congratulate everyone involved in the shortlisted projects. It is great to see so many initiatives from the hardworking staff at Limerick City and County Council being recognised by Chambers Ireland,” the Mayor said.

“These projects are just a small sample of the great work being carried out in collaboration with other stakeholders across the county to improve quality of life for us all.”

Dr Pat Daly, Chief Executive of Limerick City and County Council said: “Limerick City and County Council continues to be at the forefront of innovation. The projects that have been shortlisted for these prestigious awards run the gamut from environmental to healthy living, economic development, tourism and the arts.”

“These projects reflect the Council’s community focussed approach, our drive to foster entrepreneurial spirit and our goals of creating a vibrant living city, towns and villages while enhancing Limerick’s profile nationally and internationally,” he concluded.

The awards will be handed out at an event in Dublin in November.