Chambers Ireland is Ireland’s largest business network creating the best environment for members locally, regionally and nationally. Chambers Ireland organises The Excellence in Local Government Awards every year to showcase best practice in local government and recognise the skills, hard work, innovation and enthusiasm within local government that can often go unrecognised. The Excellence in Local Government Awards are held in conjunction with the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government.
The award is assorted into different categories including Health and Wellbeing award, Supporting Tourism Award, Promoting Economic Development award, Local Authority Innovation award, Sustainable Environment award, Disability Services Provision award, Festival of the year award, Local Authority of the Year award and many more….
ELG Awards 2019
The 16th annual ELG Awards ceremony was held by Chambers Ireland on 28th November, 2019, in association with the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government. The ceremony showcased and celebrated the best of Local Government in Ireland.
Fingal County Council was named Local Authority of the Year for showing engagement across the different facets of the Fingal Community, and with the development and sustainability of Fingal’s localities and environment, to achieve this accolade. The council’s commitment to serving their community and raising their area’s profile nationally as a stand-out destination earned them win the title of ‘Local Authority of the Year.
Local Authorities continue to make substantial efforts across multiple areas of Irish society with wide-ranging positive impacts for local communities and the local economy; the Excellence in Local Government Awards serve as the platform to highlight the irreplaceable value that resultsIan Talbot, Chief Executive Chambers Ireland
There were sixteen awards presented on the night plus the overall award for Local Authority of the Year. Individual awards were sponsored by: European Recycling Platform (ERP), TEKenable, Healthy Ireland, LGiU Ireland, Fáilte Ireland and EirGrid.
TEKenable sponsored the category Local Authority Innovation Award, which was won by Cork City Council for its ‘Arus Mhuire Rightsizing Housing Project’. This is a wide-ranging award which recognises innovation at any level and in any capacity within the Local Authority. Examples include the introduction of new technologies, innovative methods of service delivery or projects that are unique and original in local government in Ireland.
Further details about the Award and Winners can be found at Chambers Ireland website.