LIMERICK City and County Council have been named Local Authority of the Year at this year’s Chambers Ireland awards.
The local authority was the winner in the Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards, which showcases and celebrates the best of Local Government in Ireland.
The awards are held in association with the Department of Housing, Local Government, Heritage, and are sponsored by Ørsted.
Two Limerick City and County Council projects also won awards, ‘Student Planners: Inspiring Future Generations’ and ‘Limerick on Foot’.
Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Cllr Gerald Mitchell, congratulated the Council on their success: “Being named Local Authority of the Year 2023 is a resounding endorsement of the hard work being done every day by the management and staff at Limerick City and County Council. “
“They are at the forefront of driving Limerick’s economic growth and improving the quality of life for every citizen. This is another example of the different kind of energy that is setting Limerick apart,” he said.
Chief executive of Limerick City and County Council, Dr Pat Daly, added: “We are delighted and honoured to be named Local Authority of the Year 2023. It is a fantastic recognition of the work being carried out daily by our dedicated staff.”
“Limerick City and County Council are proud to be innovators. With the enthusiastic support of our elected representatives, and in collaboration with communities and other stakeholders, we are delivering for every citizen in the county.”
“Our award-winning and shortlisted projects span from environmental initiatives to promoting healthy living, fostering economic development, boosting tourism, and enriching the arts. We have a community-centric strategy and a dedication to nurturing entrepreneurial spirit, pursuing vibrant living spaces, and elevating Limerick’s national and international profile,” Dr Daly said.
Ian Talbot, chief executive of Chambers Ireland said: “Congratulations to all of the people involved in the 94 shortlisted initiatives, the 15 individual category winners and, in particular, to Limerick City and County Council for being awarded Local Authority of the Year.”
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