Cllr. Montague nominated for Innovation in Politics Award

08 October 2018

Dublin City Cllr. Andrew Montague has been nominated for an Innovation in Politics award for his work on the Dublin Bike Scheme.

Commenting on the nomination today Cllr. Montague said:

“It is an honour to be nominated for an Innovation in Politics award. The Dublin Bike Scheme has proven a great success. The blue and grey bikes have become part of the fabric of Dublin City. They are an easy, affordable and healthy way to travel around Dublin.

“I hope to see the scheme continue to grow. The nomination is not only personally gratifying but very timely given the now national conversation happening about the need for greater provisions for cyclists. With more and more people choosing cycling as their daily means of transport I would like to see the scheme expanded to include all of Dublin City and into the suburbs in the South, North, and West of the county.

“Dublin Bikes would make a very worthy recipient of the award. I look forward to hearing of results on 17th of November.”

There are 80 finalists in 8 categories for the Innovation in Politics Awards 2018 – chosen by the jury of 1,053 citizens from all over Europe. The winners will be announced on 17 November at the Innovation in Politics Awards Gala at Vienna City Hall.

Labour Senator Ivana Bacik has also been nominated for an Innovation in Politics Award for her Competition (Amendment) Bill designed to extend collective bargaining rights to freelance workers in Ireland.

 

Former Irish nominees of the award include former Tánaiste and Labour Party Leader, Eamon Gilmore.

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