Wexford wins 'Council of the Year' title at awards

Published 10/02/2016 | 00:00

At the awards: Nick McCormack, Amanda Byrne, Cllr Kathleen Codd-Nolan, Miriam O'Callaghan, Caroline Horan, Cllr Jim Moore and Pat Collins.
At the awards: Nick McCormack, Amanda Byrne, Cllr Kathleen Codd-Nolan, Miriam O'Callaghan, Caroline Horan, Cllr Jim Moore and Pat Collins.

Wexford County Council has been awarded the title 'Council of the Year' at the 2016 Community and Council Awards, presented by LAMA and IPB Insurance.

The Awards bring national recognition to projects and developments that may otherwise go unrecognised by celebrating excellence in service delivery at local, county and national level. They seek to reward local authorities, individuals, initiatives and private companies for their outstanding contributions and projects of benefit to the community.

'Council of the Year' is considered one of the most coveted of all the awards available and recognises a local authority that has gone above and beyond for the people of the community. The winning county council must have developed and be continuing to develop a range of innovative projects and initiatives which improve and enhance the social, environmental, cultural and economic aspects of community lives.

Wexford County Councils' winning submission highlighted the extensive and innovative work being done by the Council in integrating Access and Accessibility issues into every aspect of the Council's services. In winning the prestigious award, Wexford beat off stiff completion from Fingal and Mayo County Councils who were also nominated in the Council of the Year category.

Chairman of Wexford County Council, Councillor Tony Dempsey said the award is a wonderful recognition of the efforts of the council to deliver our extensive range of services to the entire community in the most accessible, sustainable, and inclusive manner possible.

Chief Executive Tom Enright paid tribute to all staff involved.

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