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The Excellence in Local Government Awards showcases best practice in local government and highlights some of the great projects that Local Authorities are undertaking. Now in its 17th year, the Awards features a total of 86 projects shortlisted over 16 categories.

ERP Ireland is pleased to announce that it will sponsor once again the Sustainable Environment Award. Those in the short-list for the ERP Sustainable Environment Category include:
• Cork County Council – Cork City Council Goes Electric
• Cork County Council – Harper’s Island Wetlands
• Fingal County Council – Fingal ‘Play it Again’ Musical Instruments Project
• Longford County Council – County Longford Regeneration Initiative
• Mayo County Council – A Sustainable Agricultural Strategy for Mayo
• Wicklow County Council – Relove Fashion Competition

Martin Tobin, CEO of ERP Ireland and judge for the Awards commented: “We are delighted to continue our association and support of the Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards. I am very impressed that Local Authorities have continued their best practice efforts to enhance, develop and protect their local environment in spite of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Now more than ever there is a greater need for innovation and adaptability. I would like to wish the best of luck to all entrants.”

Commenting on the announcement of the shortlist, Ian Talbot, Chief Executive of Chambers Ireland said, “With over 80 projects in the shortlist revealed today for this year’s Excellence in Local Government Awards, it’s clear that the innovation and hard work of our Local Authorities has continued unabated across the country, despite the more challenging circumstances that we’re all facing.

Even with the disruption endured by so many in 2020, Local Authorities continue to deliver, achieve more and strive for even greater things for their communities. It’s been inspiring to receive so many wide-ranging applicant projects for this year’s Awards, which underline the efforts that people across our local communities have continued to put in despite living through such uncertain times for us all.

I would like to congratulate each of the shortlisted Local Authorities revealed today. We continue to hold our Awards as a celebration of the enthusiasm, commitment and overall excellence to be found throughout the work being done at Local Government level nationwide. The very best of luck to all shortlisted today.”

The Excellence in Local Government Awards are held in association with the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government. The winners will be announced virtually on 26th November 2020 at 3.30pm. 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 2020.