December 19, 2016

2017 WINNERS

The 2017 Community & Council Awards presented by IPB Insurance and LAMA  winners have been revealed.

To view and download high res copies of photos from the night please follow the links below.

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Most Significant Contribution to Water Quality

StreamScapes Waters & Wilds, Community Engagement
Coomhola Salmon Trust
Pictured L-R: Presenter Cllr. Winston J. Bennett from Cavan County Council, Paul Kearney, Cllr. Mags Murray, Mark Boyden.

Best New/Micro Business sponsored by Enterprise Ireland

InvizBox
Fingal County Council
Pictured L-R: Presenter Mark Christal from Enterprise Ireland, Cllr. Darragh Butler (Mayor of Fingal County Council), Anne Hennessy, Vincent Riou, Cllr. Mags Murray, Cllr. Ed Hearne, Cllr. Kieran Dennison, Cllr. Anne Devitt, Cllr. Joe Newman

Best Irish Business Working in the Community sponsored by Kantar Media

BASE Enterprise Centre
Fingal County Council
Pictured L-R: Cllr. Ed Hearne, Cllr. Darragh Butler (Mayor of Fingal County Council), Paul Murgatroyd, Cllr. Mags Murray, Presenter Cllr. Terry Shannon from Cork City Council, Cllr. Kieran Dennison, Cllr. Anne Devitt, Cllr. Joe Newman

Best Public Building sponsored by GeoDirectory Ireland

The Ballybough Community, Youth and Fitness Centre
Dublin City Council
Pictured L-R: Presenter Dara Keogh from GeoDirectory Ireland, Joe Lemumba, Treacy Byrne, Cllr. Mags Murray

Best Energy Smart Initiative

Home Energy Saving Kit
Dublin City Council, Submitted by: Codema
Pictured L-R: Presenter Cllr. Bill Chambers (Cathaoirleach of Clare County Council), Verena Brennan, Anne Marie Kelly, Cllr. Mags Murray

Local Sports Club of the Year

Ballyhaunis GAA Club
Mayo County Council
Pictured L-R: Cllr. Michael Loftus, Cllr. Charlie Lambert, Cllr. Al McDonnell (cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council), Presenter Cllr. Pat Hand from Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, Cllr. Joanne Grehan, Cllr. Mags Murray, Cllr. Damian Ryan, Cllr. Brendan Mulroy, Peter Hynes

Best Public Park

Library Park An Clog Mór Amphitheatre, New Ross
Wexford County Council
Pictured L-R: Cllr. Oisin O’Connell, Cllr. Paddy Kavanagh (Cathaoirleach of Wexford County Council), Sinead Casey, Presenter Cllr. Mags Murray

Emergency Response Person of the Year

Paul Hennessy-Tramore Cliff and Mountain Rescue Association
Waterford County Council
Pictured L-R: Presenter Cllr. Tom McHugh from Galway County Council, Claire Hennessy, Paul Hennessy, Cllr. Seanie Power, Cllr. Mags Murray

Best Civil Engineering Project

Leopardstown Link Road & Roundabout Reconfiguration
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, Submitted by: Clonmel Enterprises
Pictured L-R: Presenter Cllr. Pádraig Conneely from Galway City Council, Cllr. Cormac Devlin (Cathaoirleach of Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council), Cllr. Michael Mangan, Cllr. mags Murray, Cllr. Pat Hand

Best Health & Well Being Initiative

Men on the Move Physical Activity Programme
Mayo County Council, Submitted by: Mayo Sports Partnership
Pictured L-R: Cllr. Michael Loftus, Cllr. Al McDonnell (Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council), Presenter Cllr. Joe Malone from Kilkenny COunty Council, Cllr. Charlie Lambert, Cllr. Joanne Grehan, Cllr. Brendan Mulroy, Cllr. Mags Murray, Peter Hynes, Cllr. Damian Ryan

Fáilte Ireland Best Tourism Initiative

Dublin Fringe Festival 2016
Dublin City Council
Pictured L-R: Presenter Mark Rowlette from Fáilte Ireland, Cllr. Guss O’Connell (Mayor of South Dublin County Council), Kris Nelson, Cllr. Mags Murray

Best Education and Training Initiative

I Wish
Cork City Council
Pictured L-R: Minister Simon Coveney, Cllr. Des Cahill (Lord Mayor of Cork City), Presenter Cllr. Seamús McDonald from Laois County Council, Cllr. Ruth Buckley, Cllr. Terry Shannon, Cllr. Mags Murray

Disability Access and Inclusion Award

Mungret Park and Playground
Limerick City & County Council
Pictured L-R: Diarmuid Sheehy, Presenter Cllr. Frank O’Flynn from Cork County Council, Cllr. Kieran O’Hanlon (Mayor of Limerick City & County Council), Cllr. Mags Murray

Most Innovative Authority

Limerick City & County Council
Pictured L-R: Presenter Cllr. Suzanne Jamal from Meath County Council, Cllr. Eamonn Murphy, Cllr. Mags Murray, Cllr. Conn Murray

Community Volunteer of the Year

Sharon Byrne- Tallaght Community Volunteer
South Dublin County Council
Pictured L-R: Presenter Cllr. Noel Bourke from Offaly County Council, Cllr. Guss O’Connell (Mayor of South Dublin County Council), Sharon Byrne, Cllr. Mags Murray, Cllr. Deirdre O’Donovan

Best Community Based Initiative

Roscrea CFR Group
Tipperary County Council
Pictured L-R: Presenter Cllr. Tony Ward (Cathaoirleach) from Roscommon County Council, Cllr. Micheáll Anglim, Anne Loughnann, Kerry-Anne Nolan, Cllr. Michael Fitzgerald, Cllr. Mags Murray

Best Connected Community

Bray.ie
Wicklow County Council
Pictured L-R: Presenter Cllr. Albert Doherty from Donegal County Council, David Forde, Des O’Brien, George Jones (Chairperson of IPB), Cllr. Mags Murray

Best Educational Building

Kishoge Community College
South Dublin County Council
Pictured L-R: Presenter Cllr. Micheál Anglim, Cllr. Kenneth Egan, Cllr. William Lavelle, Maeve Joyce, Cllr. Guss O’Connell (Mayor of South Dublin County Council), Cllr. Pat Hand, Cllr. Mags Murray

Best Heritage Project

St Fechin’s Trail and Tale
Westmeath County Council, Submitted by: Fore Heritage & Amenity Group
Pictured L-R: Seamus McDermott, Cllr. Frank McDermott (Cathaoirleach of Westmeath County COuncil), Cllr. Mags Murray, Una Darcy, Bartle Darcy, Presenter Cllr. Seanie Power from Waterford COunty Council

Best Road Safety Initiative

“Check it Fits” Roadshow
Road Safety Authority
Pictured L-R: Presenter Cllr. Paddy Kavanagh (Cathaoirleach) from Wexford County Council, Martin McNulty, Ron Richardson, Cllr. Mags Murray

Council of the Year sponsored by IPB Insurance

Fingal County Council
Pictured L-R: Cllr. Joe Newman, Cllr Ed Hearne, Cllr. Mags Murray, Cllr. Darragh Butler (Mayor of Fingal COunty COuncil), Cllr. Anne Devitt, Cllr. Kieran Dennison, Presenter Michael Garvey (CEO, Chairman of IPB Insurance)

National Impact Award

Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme
Department of Arts, Heritage, Rural, Regional and Gaeltacht Affairs
Pictured L-R: Minister Simon Coveney, Cllr. Mags Murray, John Concannon

Grand Prix Award sponsored by IPB Insurance

The Ballybough Community, Youth and Fitness Centre
Dublin City Council
Pictured L-R: Presenter George Jones (Chairperson of IPB), Joe Lemumba, Treacy Byrne, Cllr. Mags Murray