Local authority delivering for local communities
Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire Deputy, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has today (Wednesday) said the fact that Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council (DLRCoCo) has been shortlisted for ten Excellence in Local Government Awards is testament to the hard work being carried out by the Council on behalf of the communities it serves.
“The Chambers Ireland 2012 Awards, which are entering their ninth year, recognise the hard work done by Councils across Ireland. The shortlist, which has just been announced for this year’s awards, sees DLRCoCo nominated for a staggering ten awards out of fifteen categories. The nominations reflect the range of areas the Council has targeted for the benefit of Dun Laoghaire, Rathdown and the surrounding areas.
“Among the categories DLRCoCo is nominated in are Festival of the Year for the Summer of Heritage Festival, Parks & Recreation for the enhanced facilities available at Cabinteely Park, Sports Development for the Dun Laoghaire Bay 10k Race and the Local Authority Economic Efficiencies Award for Enhancing Economic Efficiencies through Increased Pro-Active Engagement with Business Customers.
“Radical reform of how local authorities do their business is being embarked on by Government. Now more than ever, we need to do more with less. We must ensure that local government, the business community and local residents are working together to achieve best results. It is quite clear that DLRCoCo is doing just that.
“These awards are an acknowledgement of the efforts being made on the ground by the Council and the breadth of initiatives that are taking place at local level. I wish all Councils the very best of luck with the awards, which take place in November, and I am exceptionally proud of DLRCoCo for its achievements to date.”