Maynooth University Shortlisted for National Project Awards

Maynooth University Shortlisted for National Project Awards

The Ireland Chapter of Project Management Institute (PMI) has revealed its shortlist of contenders for this year's National Project Awards, held in partnership with PwC.

From developing state-of-the-art automated solutions to milestone projects that changed Ireland, the shortlisted finalists represent the country’s leading projects and project management personnel. 

Shortlisted for Public Sector Project of the Year is Maynooth University for Maynooth International Engineering College.

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of PMI globally, the 2019 awards in the Dublin offices of PwC on 14 November will not only acknowledge the winners of the seven categories, but also the winner of a special Jubilee Award for Ireland’s most influential project over the past 50 years. 

Speaking on the high calibre of projects submitted for the 2019 awards, Pat Lucey, President of the Ireland Chapter of PMI, stated: "Once again the submissions for the National Project Awards have highlighted the extraordinary work being done across the country by project managers."

While the shortlisted projects may be diverse - from the delivery of the country’s largest tourism investment to the implementation of new technology for patient care - each and every one showcases project management excellence and highlights the positive impact that the discipline has.

"We will also be delighted to reveal the identity of Ireland’s most influential project of the past 50 years, which has been decided by a combined public and jury vote. Congratulations to the shortlisted entries, across all the categories, and we look forward to acknowledging them at the awards ceremony on 14 November."

 The 2019 National Project Awards Shortlist is as follows:

Project Professional of the Year — sponsored by Aspira

  • Brian Cliffe — Cork Institute of Technology
  • Katrina Collins — Cornmarket Financial Services
  • Gillian Ryan — Musgrave

PMO of the Year — sponsored by CORA Systems

  • Allied Irish Bank (AIB) — Enterprise Change
  • Amgen Technology (Ireland) UC — Globalisation of Amgen Project Portfolio and Project Management Programme
  • Ervia / Ervia Business Services — Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Public Sector Project of the Year — sponsored by IPA

  • Electricity Supply Board (ESB) — Project Arrow
  • Health Service Executive (HSE) — Digital Ambulance
  • Maynooth University — Maynooth International Engineering College

Private Sector (National) Project of the Year  — sponsored by Ireland Chapter of PMI

  • Center Parcs Ireland Limited — Construction of Center Parcs Longford Forest
  • Optum (UnitedHealth Group) — Payment Integrity Automation
  • Ulster Bank  — Branch Transformation

Private Sector (Multinational) Project of the Year  — sponsored by

  • Hovione (Ireland) Ltd — Re-launch of Building 2
  • ICON plc — Labs PM Dashboard Project
  • SK biotek Ireland — Business Systems Integration Programme

Social Good - Community Project of the Year — sponsored by AIB

  • Cancer Care West
  • I Wish
  • Wells for Zoë

Social Good - Corporate Project of the Year — sponsored by Teamwork

  • Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI) — Low Carbon Pledge
  • Crisis Text Line Ireland
  • Kerry College of Further Education — Take It or Leave It

The winner of Ireland’s Jubilee Project Award, sponsored by PwC, will also be revealed at the National Project Awards.

The shortlist includes: Expansion of Ireland's International Airports; Guinness Storehouse; Introduction of the Smoking Ban; Luas Light-rail System; Redevelopment of Croke Park; Regeneration of Dublin Docklands; State Motorway Programme; and Wild Atlantic Way.

Féilim Harvey, Partner in PwC Ireland heading up the firm’s Portfolio and Programme Management Practice, added: "The projects shortlisted epitomise project management excellence, and showcase the superb projects being delivered in Ireland. We also look forward to the unveiling of Ireland’s Jubilee Project, finding out what project the Irish public say has made a real difference in the past five decades to their lives. With global uncertainties persisting, excellent project management has become even more important to ensure sustainable competitiveness."

"And across all the awards categories, you can see the depth of quality and talent there is within the project management discipline. We look forward to welcoming all of the shortlisted teams and individuals to PwC to celebrate their successes."

The independent judging panel for the awards comprises of leading experts drawn from public and private sectors. The independent verifier for the judging process is Matheson, one of Ireland’s leading law firms. 

For full details on the National Project Awards, visit


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