DCC Neighbourhoods: Citywide Competition

As part of the Dublin City Council Neighbourhoods Competition, winners of the North Central Area competition go forward to participate in the Citywide Competition.

We are delighted to announce that DERA Chairman Bernard C. Byrne was named as the Winner in the Best Individual Contribution category in the city at the Dublin City Council Neighbourhood Awards in Croke Park on September 24th.

Bernard was presented with the award by the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Críona Ní Dhálaigh. DERA was also represented by Angela Owens, Kay Ashmore and George Byrne.

Congratulations Bernard!

DCC Neighbourhoods: North Central Area

Each year DERA submits a number of entries to the Dublin City Council Neighbourhoods Competition, representing projects undertaken by DERA’S Environmental Team & Volunteers on which they work all year round for the benefit of all our community. Judging normally takes place in June with competition results announced in September. DERA has an excellent track record, but this year’s results were exceptional: we received 7 awards at the North Central Area City Neighbourhood Awards evening on September 3rd.

Best Community Environment Initiative WINNER: George’s Green Space, Donaghmede Drive
Best Individual Contribution WINNER: Bernard C. Byrne, DERA
Residential Area 300+ Highly Commended: Donaghmede Estate Residents Association
Best Mixed Use Street Highly Commended: The Island, Newbrook Road
Best Open Green Space Highly Commended: St. Donagh’s Road/Donaghmede Green Spine
Best Open Green Space Merit: Angela’s Green, Carndonagh Lawn
Best New Entry Award Highly Commended: George’s Green Space, Donaghmede Drive

We thank all residents who contributed to our success and congratulate our environmental winners on their achievements.

Dublin City Council Neighbourhood Awards 2015, North Central Area

DCC Neighbourhoods Competition

DERA is pleased to advise all residents that we have entered a number of Environmental Projects in the Dublin City Council Neighbourhoods Competition for this summer’s judging which takes place in June. The projects submitted reflect the hard work of our Environmental Team and Volunteers throughout our community and we are asking all residents, visitors and traders to help in enhancing our area in advance of the upcoming judging by Council Officials and indeed throughout the summer. Remember your DERA Environmental Team work all year round on your behalf. We have consistently won DCC awards over the past number of years and with your cooperation and participation we can do so again this year. We suggest all residents help initially by keeping their grass verges neat, tidy and litter free (always use gloves) and please discourage parking on the verges by residents and visitors. Thank you for your continued support: last year DERA received six awards for its Environmental Projects. Volunteers are always welcome to join the Environmental Team – please contact us for more information.