Eight Fingal Initiatives shortlisted across six categories in 2018 All Ireland Community and Council Awards

January 26, 2018 0

Eight Fingal County Council community Initiatives have been shortlisted across six different categories in the 2018 All Ireland Community and Council Awards, presented by IPB Insurance and LAMA. This is the 12th year of the Community and Council Awards which highlights and recognises projects that are the joint effort of councils and community groups. The winners of each category will be announced at a ceremony in Croke Park on Saturday, February 3.

lama_awardsCongratulating the finalists, Chief Executive of Fingal County Council, Paul Reid said: “I am delighted to see so many well-deserving projects being recognised in this year’s awards ceremony. Great credit is due to our teams across the Council and also with the many groups we work closely with throughout Fingal who contribute hugely to our county’s economic, social and cultural well-being.”

Dublin Enterprise Zone has been shortlisted in the category for Best Local Authority for attracting Foreign Direct Investment.

In the Best Business Working with the Community Category, BEAT Enterprise Centre in Balbriggan was shortlisted alongside the Donabate-Portrane Community and Leisure Centre, which was also shortlisted in the Best Community Sports Club category.

Welcoming the news, Mayor of Fingal, Cllr Mary McCamley said: “I am extremely proud of all of the community groups who have been recognised in this year’s shortlist. I’m delighted to see such a variety of projects recognised as it reflects the diversity of initiatives and resources being implemented in Fingal. They are a great example of the talent, ambition, determination and creativity that can be found among citizens of our county.”

Also shortlisted was Active Age for All in the category for Best Community Based Initiative. Bremore Castle Big Dig and Malahide Castle and Garden were shortlisted in the Best Heritage Project. Space Invaders is an Arts festival for children and took place in Farmleigh, Phoenix Park and is listed alongside the Bleeding Pig Festival in the Best Arts/Culture Initiative Category.

The awards ceremony will commence at 7.45 PM on Saturday February 3 and will be hosted by RTÉ’s Marty Morrissey.