Cork city and county council took home two awards each at the 16th Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dublin tonight.
Cork City Council took home the Local Authority Innovation Award for their Arus Mhuire Rightsizing Housing Project and the Health & Wellbeing Award for the Cork Sanctuary Runners initiative.
The county came away with the Promoting Economic Development Award for their Bridge to Masschallenge Cork Programme as well as the Supporting Active Communities Award for their Blackwater and Creativity in County Cork scheme.
In total sixteen awards were presented on the night along with an overall award for Local Authority of the Year which went to Fingal County Council.
Chambers Ireland Chief Executive Ian Talbot said it was an honour for Chambers Ireland to host the Awards as well as a pleasure to highlight the work being done at a local level.
Minister of State for Local Government and Electoral Reform, John Paul Phelan T.D said the awards acknowledge those in local authorities who through their commitment, creativity and skill - continue to meet the dynamic and diverse needs of our changing communities.
Specially commissioned crystal awards, designed by Waterford Crystal, were presented to the winners on the night and the individual awards were sponsored by European Recycling Platform (ERP), TEKenable, Healthy Ireland, LGiU Ireland, Fáilte Ireland and EirGrid.