Social enterprises, councils, organisations, projects and individuals working within the community all entered this years’ event, which boasts over 19 categories. Entrants of this year’s awards, which experienced the highest level of competition yet, were required to provide information on the project they were submitting, the people involved and their achievements over the past year. The main award, the much anticipated Grand Prix title goes to the project that has received the highest level of recognition from judges.
An Cathaoirleach, Councillor Shay Brennan commented on both initiatives
I am delighted that the innovative nature of the use of Council property has provided for additional high quality public housing, connected to their communities and close to sustainable transport options.”
Also, the Council have consistently shown leadership by being a national test-bed for a wide range of energy innovations, from internal systems to public amenities. Monna, the solar powered cycling bench promotes and encourages the use of the natural solar power, which ties in with the Council’s Corporate goals of promoting a clean and healthy environment, sustainable transport and digital data initiatives”