CLARE County Council has been included in Chambers Ireland’s shortlist for the Excellence in Local Government Awards 2016, announced today (Thursday).
The council is included among the 23 local authorities shortlisted over sixteen categories.
Commenting on the announcement, Shannon Chamber chief executive Helen Downes said, “Shortlisted in the Supporting Tourism category for its involvement in and support for the Ennis Book Club Festival demonstrates the council’s commitment to showcasing the county as a vibrant tourism destination for themed initiatives of this nature. Entering these awards and reaching the final listings is a great commendation for everyone involved in the Ennis Book Club Festival, which is going from strength to strength.”
Continuing, she said,“With Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2016 just a week away, in which Clare County Council will be heavily involved, and with the newly appointed CEO, Pat Dowling, set to take up his position in September, we anticipate seeing the council enter, be shortlisted, and win many more awards of this nature.
“Shannon Chamber welcomes Pat Dowling to Clare and looks forward to working with him and his team in the months and years ahead.
“It is important to recognise the continued hard work of local authorities across Ireland despite the many challenges they have faced in recent years. The shortlist highlights the varied local projects undertaken across Ireland and these Awards are an important annual showcase for the dedication and commitment within local authorities to support the community and the local area.”
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 in November.