Ørsted Sponsors 2023 Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards
Limerick City and County Council was named Local Authority of the Year at the 2023 Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards, which took place on 23rd November 2023. The 20th annual Awards ceremony showcases and celebrates the best of Local Government in Ireland.
The Awards are held in association with the Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage, and proudly sponsored by Ørsted.
There were 15 awards presented on the night, as well as the overall award for Local Authority of the Year.
Commenting at the Awards, Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien TD said:
“What we see through these awards is something I regularly get to witness on my travels across the country, the hard work and dedication of our local authorities. Time and again local authorities display immense agility in responding to the challenges which they are presented with – whether that’s a global pandemic or an unjust war and the unprecedented influx of people fleeing it.
“The calibre of applications are outstanding again this year and I want to commend all the applicants, those shortlisted and indeed the winners. While the award ceremony offers us a chance to acknowledge and celebrate the work undertaken by our local authorities I would like to reiterate the Government’s appreciation of our local authorities all year round,” he concluded.
TJ Hunter, Senior Director at Ørsted UK & Ireland, headline sponsors of the Awards, added:
“For Ireland to fight climate change, we need industry, community and government to work in partnership, challenge the status quo, and together build a better society. All winning projects tonight started as ideas that were pushed to become realities, and now create legacies to be proud of. Congratulations to all to the individual and collective achievements being celebrated tonight and in particular Limerick City & County Council for taking home the Local Authority of the Year Award 2023.”
Ian Talbot, Chief Executive, Chambers Ireland said:
“We are delighted to be celebrating 20 years of the Excellence in Local Government Awards this year and I’d like to commend all of the shortlisted Local Authorities for their innovation, enthusiasm and commitment to serving their communities and championing their localities.
“It’s an honour for Chambers Ireland to host these Awards and, each year, we are consistently astounded by the exceptional quality of projects and initiatives that are being developed at a local level nationwide.
“Congratulations to all of the people involved in the 94 shortlisted initiatives, the 15 individual category winners and, in particular, to Limerick City and County Council for being awarded Local Authority of the Year. To be nominated is a huge achievement, as the standard of each category is so high, and to win is recognition of an outstanding and unwavering commitment to your local community. Limerick City and County Council are the deserving winners of the overall award for their extensive work in promoting Limerick as a positive, inclusive and sustainable place to live, work, visit and invest.”