Limerick Council gets eight nominations in All-Ireland Community and Council Awards

Limerick City and County Council Chamber. Photo: Keith Wiseman.

LIMERICK City and County Council (LCCC) has been shortlisted in no fewer than eight categories in a prestigious national community award.

The All-Ireland Community and Council Awards, organised in partnership with Local Authority Members Association (LAMA) and IPB Insurance, recognise and celebrate community and councils working together and reward unsung heroes making a contribution to people’s lives.

LCCC has been given the nod eight categories, including Best CSR Project in Community category for the corporate roundabout scheme, Best Environmental Project for Limerick City and Environs ‘Green and Blue’, and Best Tourism category for Brand Adare.

The local authority was also shortlisted in the Best Enterprise and Start-Up Hub for the Engine Collaboration Centre, Best Green Sustainable category for GoGreenRoutes, while Bruff to Holycross was shortlisted in the Best Community Transport category.

Sky is the Limit, Moyross, was shortlisted for Best Mental Health Initiative.

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As well as that, St Mary’s Park resident Anthony O’Donnell has been shortlisted for Community Volunteer of the Year 2024 for his volunteer work at King’s Island Community Centre.

As finalists in multiple categories, Limerick City and County Council is also in the running for Council of the Year 2024.

Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Cllr Gerald Mitchell, celebrated the wide spread of nominations, saying: “I’m delighted to see the LAMA Awards once again recognising the hard work of council staff and members of the community, which is delivering important projects and initiatives where they are needed most.”

“I am especially delighted to see Anthony O’Donnell being recognised for his selfless volunteer work at King’s Island Community Centre. Best of luck to all who have been shortlisted.”

Chief Executive of Limerick City and County Council, Dr Pat Daly, added that the shared vision approach of the projects is a recipe for success.

“The shortlisted projects show the diversity of initiatives being undertaken by Limerick City and County Council working closely with communities.

“This collaborative approach is vital to the success of the projects. It fosters cooperation and understanding between the local authority and community and voluntary groups. Ultimately this benefits the local people who have access to these valuable services,” he said.

The winners of the awards will be announced on February 17.