first_imgRoad Safety Officer Eamonn Browne pictured with Mayor Frank McBrearty during a recent road safety campaign for children in DonegalDonegal County Council’s Road Safety Officer  has won a major award for his work in promoting safety on the county’s roads.Eamonn Browne won the prestigious ‘Leading Lights in Road Safety Award” from the Road Safety Authortity.Eamonn, who has done trojan work in helping to reduce the number of people killed and injured on Donegal’s roads, will receive his award today at Farmleigh House. Speaking following the announcement, Seamus Neely, County Manager said he was delighted for Eamonn and that it was a fitting tribute to the hard work and dedication he has put into his job in the last 6 years with Donegal County Council.“This award recognises the innovative, creative and inspirational approach that Eamonn has brought to this post and in particular his skills in working with all the agencies involved in Road Safety at a local, regional and national level.“The success of the various Road Safety campaigns run in Donegal and in particular campaigns that have targeted audiences who are often hard to reach such as young men, is testament to the creative and unique approaches that have been taken by Eamonn in promoting road safety in Donegal,” he said.The Leading Lights in Road Safety Awards were introduced in 2008 to celebrate the outstanding efforts of people across Ireland to make roads safer for everyone. These awards provide a special opportunity for members of the public to honour the contribution of exceptional people who promote road safety in their communities.The Mayor of Donegal Cllr. Frank McBrearty joined with the County Manager in congratulating Eamonn on winning this award.“Initiatives such as the annual Road Safety Roadshow targeting approximately 3,000 young people each year and the crossborder Road Safety campaigns which see services on both sides of the border coming together to promote safety on our roads are great examples of Eamonn’s success as the Road Safety Officer in Donegal”.He added that “Eamonn Brown is a very worthy winner of this award and I am delighted for him”.Eamonn will travel to Farmleigh House in Dublin today to receive this award from the Road Safety Authority Chairman Mr. Gay Byrne. Speaking before leaving to collect the award Eamonn said “I am delighted to receive the RSA award for my work in road safety.“I have been very fortunate to work with dedicated Council Staff, Emergency Service personnel and the wider community whose commitment to improving road safety in Donegal has been second to none. Whilst improvements have been made in recent years more needs to be done and I hope this award can be used to inspire everyone to continue this important work.”MESSAGE GETTING THROUGH AS DONEGAL ROAD SAFETY OFFICER WINS MAJOR AWARD was last modified: December 12th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:awardCounty Manager Seamus NeelyDONEGAL ROAD SAFETY OFFICEREAMONN BROWNEROAD SAFETY AUTHORITYlast_img