Council shortlisted for 7 Categories in the Excellence in Local Government Awards 2019

We are delighted to inform you that Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has had projects shortlisted in seven different categories in the 16th annual Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards. This is the state’s most prestigious national awards competition for Local Authorities in Ireland.

An Cathaoirleach of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Cllr. Shay Brennan said,

“I would like to congratulate all those involved in the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council on being shortlisted for seven Awards in the Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards. Being shortlisted for the national Awards demonstrate this Councils commitment to excellence and innovation in service delivery.”

The Excellence in Local Government Awards are held in association with Chambers Ireland and the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government. The winners will be announced at the 16th Annual awards ceremony 28 November at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Northwood, Santry. Awards will be presented for Local Government Excellence in sixteen different categories and one local authority will be awarded the overall award and named Local Authority of the Year 2019.

Working constantly with a variety of local and national stakeholders is part of the daily business of this local authority. While the Council was the lead agency in terms on inception, delivery and co-ordination, a number the projects were undertaken with the invaluable assistance of members of the local community groups and with colleagues in Government Departments and its agencies. The full list of dlr projects that were shortlisted and their categories of entry is below.

  • Smart Sandyford in Promoting Economic Development
  • dlr Online Grants Management System in Local Authority Innovation
  • Electric Dreams in Sustainable Environment
  • My Open Library at Deansgrange Library in Best Library Service
  • Otranto Seaside Gardens, Sandycove, Co. Dublin in Enhancing the Urban Environment
  • Changing Places in Disability Services Provision
  • The Commemoration of the Centenary of the Sinking of the RMS Leinster in Commemorations and Centenaries

Further information on the awards can be found at

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