Excellent Work Undertaken By Local Authorities Highlighted In Awards Shortlist

Chambers Ireland announced the shortlist for the Excellence in Local Government Awards 2016 with a total of twenty three local authorities shortlisted over sixteen categories.

Commenting on the announcement Madeleine Quirke, CEO of Wexford Chamber,  said, “on behalf of Enniscorthy, Gorey, New Ross and Wexford Chambers, I would like to congratulate Wexford County Council  on being shortlisted for the Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards. Wexford County Council has been shortlisted in 3 categories. Being shortlisted for the Excellence in Local Government Awards highlights the commitment shown by our local authority  insofar as the provision of library services and  disability services is concerned and also in their innovative approach to Commemorations and Centenaries.”

“It is important to recognise the continued hard work of local authorities across Ireland despite the many challenges they have faced in recent years. The shortlist highlights the varied local projects undertaken across Ireland and these Awards are an important annual showcase for the dedication and commitment within local authorities to support the community and the local area.”

The Excellence in Local Government Awards are held in association with the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government. The winners will be announced at the 13th annual awards ceremony on 24th November at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Northwood, Santry.   Awards will be presented for excellence in sixteen different categories and one local authority will be awarded the overall award and named Local Authority of the Year 2016.