Cllr John Sheehan, Laura Ryan, Cllr Stephen Keary, Tom Walsh and Mags Murray at the awards ceremony Picture: Paul Sherwood
IT WAS a day of double victory for Limerick City and County Council, as it scooped two top awards at this year’s All Ireland Community and Council Awards.
The 12th annual award ceremony, held at Croke Park Stadium, highlights and champions work done by local authorities and volunteers in communities.
This year, Limerick.ie won Best Connected Council for the digital marketing and communications on the Council’s revamped website, which worked with local media agency Piquant.
The Council also scooped the award for Best Local Authority Innovation for Attracting Inward Investment for the ambitious Limerick 2030 plan.
The Council’s head of marketing and communications, Laura Ryan said that their aim is “to always present Limerick in a positive light, to give information about Council services, and be number one when searching the internet for information on Limerick”.
“We’re delighted to have been recognised for our promotional efforts in showcasing Limerick’s unique selling points,” Ms Ryan told the Leader
The Council’s director of economic development, Dr Pat Daly said that their Best Local Authority Innovation Award for Inward Investment is a “significant acknowledgement of Limerick’s progress in attracting some world class foreign direct investment for Limerick city and county.”
“It’s also a significant acknowledgement of the ongoing hard work and efforts made by the council and the other stakeholders in achieving this,” he said.
Two other initiatives nominated were Beat The Street from Limerick Sports Partnership, shortlisted for Best Community Health Initiative; and Dreamland, Share A Dream’s Fun Centre, was shortlisted in the Best Disability Access and Inclusion category.