North Cork Community Response to Unemployment

Northside Community Enterprises of Cork have won a Pride of Place Award in the category “Community Response to Unemployment”

The awards were announced on Saturday, 13 November, by Minister for Transport, Noel Dempsey TD., at an event hosted by Meath County Council and part sponsored by Indaver and IPB. The Minster paid tribute to all the participating groups who work tirelessly to create and promote pride in their cities, towns and villages.

The Pride of Place Competition recognises and celebrates the vital contributions that community partnerships make to society. The focus is on people coming together to shape, change and enjoy all that is good about their local area and recognises the involvement of the local community in all aspects of rural and urban regeneration including, promoting social cohesion, involvement in planning, the promotion of heritage and environmental awareness.

Cllr. Lorraine Kingston, deputising for the Lord Mayor offered her congratulations commenting the award was well earned by all those at Northside Community Enterprise, who brought heart into the community and have brought this prestigious prize back to the city in recognition of their achievements.

Con O’Donnell of the Community and Enterprise Directorate added congratulations to NCE and praised each of the other groups from Cork who participated in the competition. Cork Arc Cancer Support House, Boyne Crescent Residents Association, Cork Community Artlink, ‘We Made This’ South Pres. The latter two were shortlisted for prizes. Each of these groups have earned their nomination for the awards by their commitment to the community.

Noel Dempsey TD. Minister for Transport, Christopher Moran, Chairman of Co-operation Ireland, Tom Dowling, Chairman Pride of Place Committee, Cllr. Anne Dillon-Gallagher Cathaoirleach of Meath County Council, Cllr. Lorraine Kingston Deputy Lord Mayor , Cork, Ms. Noreen Hegarty MD. NCE, Mr. Con O'Donnell, Community & Enterprise Directorate Cork City Council. (Photo by Leanne Keaney)

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