LAMA Awards announce winners at Gala Event

Dublin City Council wins ‘National Impact Award’ at the LAMA Awards 2012 in association with IPB. Hosted by Miriam O’Callaghan, the Awards were held on Saturday 11th February in the Crown Plaza Hotel, Dublin, where over 400 guests gathered to honour this year’s winners.

First held in 2006, the LAMA Awards were created to recognise innovative local and national projects in the areas of infrastructure, community development, recreation and social impact initiatives. Cllr. Hugh McElvaney, Chairman of the LAMA Association said: “We are delighted to highlight and recognise excellent projects and initiatives at local, county and national level. Congratulations to all the winners.”


Dublin City Council was very successful on the night, winning 4 prestigious LAMA Awards. Some of theses included Best Sporting Facility for Tallaght Stadium and Kilbarack Fire Station received Best Environmentally Friendly Initiative.


The Most Innovative Authority went to Dublinkled which provides the region’s first open Data Platform that aims to make better use of public sector data in the Dublin Region  It creates a public and virtual space for collaboration between citizens, entrepreneurs, academics and public bodies. This also led to Fingal County Council, Dun Laoghaire County Council and South Dublin City Council receiving the Special Merit Award for their combined contribution towards this project.


The National Impact Award was won by Dublin Airport Terminal 2 which also scooped Best Commercial Building later on in the night.


Commenting on the awards, Chairman of IPB Mutual Insurances George Jones said;


“These awards demonstrate the incredible work being done at community level around the country and the fact that we are seeing so much activity through local initiatives in what are difficult times, economically and socially, is very encouraging. The standard of initiatives submitted is particularly encouraging and the renewed emphasis on tourism and jobs focused projects is sending out a message that Ireland is open for business. I would like to recognise all those who submitted entries for their enthusiasm and overall contribution to their communities.”



Full List of Winners

Category Project Name Council
Best Tourist Attraction Great Western Greenway Mayo Castlebar Town Council
Best Commercial Building Dublin Airport Terminal 2 Dublin City Council
Best Green Authority 

Westport Town Council -Westport Green Town Partnership Westport Town Council
Best Civil Engineering Project Limerick Tunnel Project Limerick County Council
Best Public Campaign by a Governmental Body Staging of the Solheim Cup Meath County Council
Best Eco-Friendly Building Aviva Stadium Dublin City Council
Best Public Playground Facility Kilmore Quay Playground Wexford County Council
Best Sporting Facility Tallaght Stadium South Dublin County Council
Best Public Building  

Wexford County Council Headquarters Wexford County Council
Best Recreational Facility 

Great Western Greenway Mayo Castlebar Town Council
Most Innovative Authority Dublin City Council – DubLinked Dublin City Council
Best Local Business  

Avego Ltd Kinsale Town Council
Best Community Based Initiative Ireland Reaching Out Galway County Council 


Best Public Park Poppintree Park Fingal County Council
Best Heritage Project Limerick Milk Market Limerick County Council
Best Environmentally Friendly Initiative Kilbarrack Fire Station – Green Plan Kilbarrack Fire Station
Best Educational Building Donabate Community College Fingal County Council
Best Healthcare Building MPHC- Mallow Primary Healthcare Centre Mallow Town Council
Council of the Year Donegal County Council Donegal County Council
National Impact Award Dublin Airport Terminal 2 Dublin City Council