Tallaght is the winner of the Rising Star award in this year’s Bank of Ireland Begin Together Awards, taking home the trophy and a cash prize of €20,000. In addition, Grafton Quarter was a runner up in the City Award receiving a prize of €5,000. Inchicore and Kilmainham’s joint entry was a runner up in the Local Business and Community Response Initiative category, also receiving a prize of €5,000. The Bank of Ireland Begin Together Awards – previously known as the National Enterprise Town Awards – bring business and community groups together to support local recovery and rebuilding. The initiative was fast-tracked to provide funding to winning towns in early October and directly assist their Covid-19 recovery.
Joann Hosey, Bank of Ireland Provincial Director for Dublin, said, “The enterprising spirit and ‘can-do’ attitude of our communities has always been strong but this is no ordinary year. COVID-19 poses a huge challenge to our physical, mental and financial wellbeing. Communities across the island of Ireland have impressed us with their sense of partnership, passion and ambition. The Bank of Ireland Begin Together Awards are positive proof that communities and businesses can and will overcome this challenge and I’m proud that we at Bank of Ireland can support them. ”
To find out more about all of this year’s Begin Together Awards prize winners visit https://businessbanking.bankofireland.com/campaigns/begin-together-awards/
Pictured receiving their trophy after Tallaght’s success in the all-island Bank of Ireland Begin Together Awards 2020 are Michelle Mannion – Manager BOI Tallaght, Laura Henry – County Manager South Dublin, Ed O’Brien – Mayor of South Dublin, John Kearns – Chief Executive Partas, Thomas Rooney – Head of Enterprise at South Dublin Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Tara DeBuitlear – Committee Volunteer, Tallaght Community Council and Geoff Lynam – BOI Manager South Dublin.
Pic Credit: JULIEN BEHAL PHOTOGRAPHY