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Offaly County Council scoops excellence award

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Offaly County Council scoops excellence award thumbnailRepresentatives of Chambers Ireland after they were recognised at the Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards.

THE Birr Municipal District of Offaly County Council has picked up an award for public realm works at the Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards.

The event showcases and celebrates the best in Local Government Ireland and Birr Municipal District won the "Enhancing the Urban Enviroment Award", sponsored by Vodafone. The award was given to the town in recognition of the authority "revitalising Birr by improving the way its public realm functions".

Cllr John Clendennen said it was "deserved recognition" for everyone involved in the Birr Public Realm and Emmet Square Enhancement Project. "As the town continues to prosper, it's great to see the investment, development and hard work of the many different organisations, voluntary groups in association with Offaly County Council paying due dividend," he said.

Speaking at the event, Ian Talbot, Chief Executive, Chambers Ireland said: "The Excellence in Local Government Awards demonstrate how each year local authorities work consistently to deliver services and initiatives that sustain, enhance and support our communities and local economies.

Chambers Ireland is honoured to host these awards and recognise the dedication and hard work that takes place at local government level across Ireland. I want to congratulate Monaghan County Council, the 16 category winners, the many shortlisted organisations but also just as importantly, the people who made all these projects and activities happen."

Commenting about the awards, Minister of State for Housing and Urban Development, Damien English TD said: "These awards are an opportunity for each local authority to showcase to the public the hard work being undertaken year on year. It is important to recognise and reward the local authority's work, which is making a real impact and delivering tangible benefits for people in our communities.  

I am very appreciative to Chambers Ireland for the important work they carry out regarding the Excellence in Local Government Awards."

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