South Dublin County Council takes first place for HI- South Dublin Healthy County Initiative at the Annual Chambers Ireland, Excellence in Local Government Awards 2016

South Dublin County Council was honoured at the Chambers Ireland Annual Excellence in Local Government Awards which were held on Thursday, 24th November in the Crowne Plaza, Santry with a win in the Health and Wellbeing Category.

In accepting the award, the Mayor of South Dublin County, Councillor Guss O’ Connell commented “This award is in recognition of South Dublin County Council’s aim to improve engagement, participation and the health and wellbeing of all our citizens. The Council has initiated a number of projects under the Health Ireland Initiative to get individuals active and improve the health and wellbeing of our communities. On behalf of all the people of South Dublin I would like to thank the wide number of agencies and individuals, both voluntary and statutory, who got involved. It shows what can be achieved when people work together for the common good.”

Chief Executive, Daniel Mc Loughlin added “These awards recognise the important role played by local authorities in delivering innovative services to their local communities. In particular, I would like to acknowledge all the staff and partner agencies who were involved in the winning project and those whose projects were shortlisted for these awards”

South Dublin County Council was also shortlisted in the following categories:

Category Project Title
Supporting Active Communities
The Community Initiative Fund

Best Practice in Citizen Engagement

“Where does your money go”

Supporting Tourism

Dublin Mountain Partnership

Local Authority Innovation

Building the Lean Six Sigma Organisation

Disability Services Provision

Learn to Cycle Programme
Best Library Service

South Dublin Libraries- Heritage Publications and Bookstore

Sustainable Environment

Social Credits
Commerations and Centenaries

Part 8 – Construction of Grange Road Cycle and Walking Scheme and Enhancement of the Streetscape along Grange Road ,Rathfarnham, Dublin 14 and 16
The Excellence in Local Government Awards are hosted by Chambers Ireland in partnership with the Department of Housing , Planning , Community and Local Government and showcases the best practice in Local government throughout Ireland.


Notes to the Editor

HI South Dublin Healthy County coordinates the vast range of Health and Wellbeing activities available in South Dublin County through the Local Authority and its partner organisations ; the Health Service Executive , South Dublin County Partnership, Trinity College Dublin; Public Health and Primary Care , Tallaght Drug and Alcohol Task Force ,Icdc ; Local sports partnership and Healthy Ireland.

This Project has placed itself at the forefront of the delivery of “Healty Ireland” and the objectives of the National Physical Activity Plan at local level , delivering a suite of focused and targeted activities through a County and multi organisationally led action plan.

Actions Include:

Annual South Dublin County ‘Health & Wellbeing’

Physical Activity Project for Workplaces

Pilot Physical Activity Interventions for Communities

Healthy Workforce Challenge

We can Quit- smoking Cessation

Community Action on Alcohol Plan Delivery

South Dublin School’s Cross Country Programme