Following on from successfully picking up awards for ‘Everybody Plays – Inclusive Playground Policy’ and for repairmystuff.ie ‘Ireland’s Leading Online Repair Directory’ at the 2018 Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards, Monaghan County Council is again delighted to be shortlisted in 7 award categories in the 2019 Awards.
The annual awards scheme, which is hosted in conjunction with the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, acknowledges and encourages best practice and constructive initiatives by local authorities and is aimed at enhancing the positive relationships that already exist between chambers, businesses and their respective local authorities.
Monaghan County Council has been shortlisted in 7 of the 16 categories:
An Age Friendly Guide to Communication – Age Friendly Initiative
Monaghan Community Alerts – Best Practice in Citizen Engagement
Rossmore Forest Park Tourism & Recreational Development – Supporting Tourism
Monaghan County Council Rents App – Local Authority Innovation
Refurbishment and Remodelling of Clones Market House, Clones, Co. Monaghan –Outstanding initiative through the Municipal Districts
The Monaghan Spitfire – Life on the Border with a World at War – Heritage and Built Environment
Your Vote Your Voice – Disability Services Provision
Councillor Seamus Coyle, Cathaoirleach of Monaghan County Council, commented, “I am delighted to learn that the Council has been shortlisted in 7 separate categories of what is a very prestigious awards scheme for the Local Government sector in Ireland.”
Eamonn O’Sullivan, Chief Executive, added, “Following on from our success at the 2018 Awards, Monaghan County Council has performed very well in this year’s awards scheme and we are delighted to have 7 separate initiatives shortlisted for the 2019 Excellence Awards”.
The Excellence in Local Government Award winners will be announced at the 16th annual ceremony on 28th November at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Northwood, Santry. Awards will be presented for excellence in 16 different categories and one Local Authority will be awarded the overall award and named Local Authority of the Year 2019.