Fingal County Council shortlisted in eleven categories in Chambers Ireland Awards

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Fingal County Council has been shortlisted for eleven awards in the sixteenth annual Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards. The Awards, sponsored by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, are held to recognise and celebrate the outstanding work being carried out by Local Authorities all over Ireland.


The wide range of projects shortlisted is a testament to the excellent work being done by all   Fingal County Council Departments. The projects shortlisted were:


  • Our Balbriggan - Imagine the Possibilities - Get Involved in Best Practice in Citizen Engagement
  • Healthy Fingal Learning Portal in Health & Wellbeing
  • The Fingal Events Unit in Supporting Tourism
  • End to end Mobile Solution for Private Rented Dwelling Inspections in Local Authority Innovation
  • Pollinator Friendly Free Tree Initiative in Sustainable Environment
  • STEAM through Fingal in Best Library Service
  • Dublin Bay Prawn Festival in Festival of the Year
  • Smart Street Furniture in Enhancing the Urban Environment
  • The Conservation, Restoration and Extension of The Casino building, Malahide in Heritage and Built Environment
  • Irish Aphasia Theatre in Disability Services Provision
  • The Acorn Project in Age Friendly Initiatives


 Following the announcement of the shortlist from Chambers Ireland, Interim Chief Executive AnnMarie Farrelly said: “I am delighted that so many of our initiatives and special projects have been shortlisted in this year’s awards. Fingal County Council has enjoyed considerable success in The Local Government Awards in previous years and I hope we can build upon those successes at the awards ceremony in November. This is another instance where the work we carry out as a Council on behalf of our citizens has been recognised for its high quality and I wish to congratulate the staff who were involved in the projects that were entered into this year’s Awards.”


 Mayor of Fingal Cllr Eoghan O’Brien said: ”I would like to congratulate Fingal County Council on having eleven projects shortlisted for these awards.  Each of these nominations is in recognition of the dedication and innovation of Fingal staff and I am delighted to see such a variety of projects recognised as it reflects the diversity of initiatives and projects being implemented in Fingal.”   

The awards will be presented on Thursday, 28th November in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Northwood Park, Santry Demesne, Dublin 9.


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Robbie Blake, Jessie Keenan, Aine ni Laoghaire,Adele Hinze, Brian Brophy, Councillor Ted Leddy, Caroline Cowley, Public Art Co-ordinator Fingal County Council,  Centre Brian Quinlan and Grainne Hallahan

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