Fin­gal County Coun­cil projects are short-listed for awards

Fingal Independent - - NEWS - By JOHN MAN­NING

FIN­GAL County Coun­cil is short-listed in a wide num­ber of cat­e­gories of the 2019 All Ire­land Com­mu­nity and Coun­cil LAMA & IPB awards.

These awards recog­nise and cel­e­brate com­mu­ni­ties and coun­cils work­ing to­gether.

Now in its 13th year, the 2019 All Ire­land Com­mu­nity and Coun­cil Awards pre­sented by IPB In­sur­ance and LAMA will take place on Satur­day, Feb­ru­ary 2019 in Croke Park Sta­dium.

Wel­com­ing the an­nounce­ment, Chief Ex­ec­u­tive of Fin­gal County Coun­cil, Paul Reid, said: ‘I am de­lighted to see so many Fin­gal ini­tia­tives be­ing recog­nised in the 2019 All Ire­land Com­mu­nity and Coun­cil Awards.

‘The En­vi­ron­ment, Com­mu­nity, Her­itage, Parks and Op­er­a­tions De­part­ments were all in­volved in im­ple­ment­ing these projects. This high­lights the ex­tent to which the Coun­cil works with com­mu­ni­ties to im­prove the health and well-be­ing of Fin­gal res­i­dents.’

Fin­gal projects in­cluded in the fi­nals are short-listed in a num­ber of cat­e­gories from Best En­vi­ron­men­tal Project to Best Cul­tural Project and Best Com­mu­nity Based Ini­tia­tive as well as a num­ber of oth­ers.

Some of the re­con­g­nised lo­cal projects in­clude Rush Habour Play­ground and the coun­cil’s in­no­va­tive elec­tric ve­hi­cle charg­ing sys­tem con­nected to the county’s pub­lic light­ing sys­tem.

The de­vel­op­ment of New­bridge House & Farm as a her­itage at­trac­tion has also been short-listed for an award and the Rock Gar­den Park in Swords has also made the short-list in the ‘Best Pub­lic Park’ cat­e­gory.

Fin­gal County Coun­cil Se­nior Ex­ec­u­tive En­gi­neer, Joseph Man­do­lil, Di­rec­tor of Op­er­a­tions, David Storey, Mayor of Fin­gal, Cllr An­thony Lavin, Chief Ex­ec­u­tive of Fin­gal County Coun­cil, Paul Reid and Se­nior En­gi­neer Karen Gal­lagher at the launch of Fin­gal’s Elec­tric Ve­hi­cles in Malahide Cas­tle.

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