Left to right: Representing Fingal County Council at the awards were Brian O’Connor, Duncan Henderson, Cllr Adrian Henchy, Cllr Eoghan O’Brien, Joanne Daly, Cllr Mary McCamley, Ethna Felten, Mayor of Fingal Cllr Seána Ó Rodaigh, Chief Executive AnnMarie Farrelly, Cllr Robert O’Donoghue, Cllr JK Onwumereh, Cllr Cathal Boland, Kevin Vallely.
The All Ireland Community & Council Awards 2021 presented by IPB Insurance and LAMA took place on Saturday 9th April 2022. The event, which was rescheduled from November 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, was held at the Crowne Plaza Dublin Airport and the glitter was provided by RTÉ star broadcaster and host for the night, Marty Morrissey. For the past fifteen years, these awards have celebrated the valuable collaboration between councils and communities and are seen as a benchmark of excellence.
Over 160 nominations were received for the awards and over 100 projects nationwide from 30 counties were shortlisted across 24 categories.
Ten Fingal projects were nominated for awards in nine categories and your County Council took the gong in four categories including:
Silver Award: Fingal County Council Public Wi-Fi Roadmap (Business Community Category)
Bronze Award: Weather Station for Schools-Climate Change (CSR Category)
Winner: Swords Castle Conservation Project (Heritage Category)
Bronze Award: Clean Up! (Waste Management)
Speaking on the awards, Mayor of Fingal Cllr Seána Ó Rodaigh said: “On behalf of myself and the Elected Members, I wish to congratulate the nominees and those who accepted awards on behalf of Fingal County Council. It is a source of great satisfaction and pleasure to see so many of our initiatives acknowledged for the value and importance they represent for us all.”
Chief Executive AnnMarie Farrelly added: “I offer my congratulations to our colleagues who worked on the Fingal initiatives which were shortlisted for these prestigious awards. It was a huge achievement to have attained four awards in these categories as competition was of an excellent standard. I am very pleased that were have built upon the successes of previous years and have been recognised for the work we carry out each day on behalf of the people of Fingal.”
JustLocal is delighted to report that there was no “Will Smith moment”, the host discharged his duties with sensitivity and that this event passed off peacefully!
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