EirGrid wins Plain English Awards

The winners of the Plain English Awards for Ireland, sponsored by Mason Hayes & Curran were announced by the National Adult Literacy Agency in Dublin in February 2017.

The winners were:
Organisation: EirGrid
Document: Have your say – how we develop the electricity grid, and how you can influence our plans
Category: Energy category and Overall winner

Organisation: Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions
Document: Going to court as a witness
Category: Information for the public

Organisation: Down Syndrome Ireland
Document: Employment letter and survey
Category: Health-Patient tools and resources

Organisation: Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Centre and the Marie Keating Foundation
Document: Be Breast Cancer Aware
Category: Health Information for the public

Organisation: Irish Lung Fibrosis Association
Document: National Patient Charter
Category: Patient information leaflets

Organisation: Taxback.com
Document: Guide to the PAYE tax system
Category: Finance

Organisation: Bord Gáis
Document: Tone of Voice Resource
Category: Internal Resources

Organisation: The Heartbeat Trust
Document: Poster about the main symptoms of heart failure
Category: Health Posters and Bookmarks

The aim of the Plain English Awards is to reward organisations that communicate clearly in plain English. Organisations entered the competition by submitting documents that they thought were outstanding examples of plain English and an independent panel of plain English experts judged the entries.

The independent judges were very impressed with how all the winners communicated directly to the intended reader through language that was easy to read and understand.

The Plain English Awards are organised by the National Adult Literacy Agency and sponsored by leading law firm Mason Hayes & Curran. The Awards were presented at a gala dinner in the Law Society of Ireland, Dublin.


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