The Eircom Spider Awards, the longest standing and most prestigious digital awards in Ireland, took place last night at the Convention Centre Dublin.  Hosted by Jennifer Maguire and Bernard O’Shea from 2FM’s Breakfast Republic, the Eircom Spiders reward Irish businesses and community organisations for digital excellence.

Esri Ireland sponsored the Digital Geography category for the 2nd year in a row and we are delighted to announce that AIRO has scooped the award for our re-designed website.

Established in 1996, the eircom Spiders are now in their 19th year making them the longest standing and most prestigious internet awards in Ireland. They reward Irish businesses and community organisations for their creativity and innovation and provide an important opportunity to recognise and showcase online excellence. The eircom Spider awards are considered an important benchmark for distinction and excellence in web-based business strategies.

The new AIRO site was re-designed by Strata3 in early 2014 and following a huge effort on content building it was launched in September '14. Massive congratulations to the AIRO team of Eoghan McCarthy, Aoife Dowling and Alan Campbell for all their effort and commitment to delivering a truly excellent website. Being shortlisted and winning an eircom Spider is justification for all this effort and great to be acknowledged by such a distinguished panel of judges.

Big thanks to Prof Rob Kitchin (The Programmable City project) and Science Foundation Ireland for financing the re-design process of the AIRO site.

Eoghan McCarthy and Justin Gleeson with their eircom Spider

Eamonn Doyle (ESRI Ireland), Justin Gleeson, Eoghan McCarthy and Joanne McLaughlin (ESRI Ireland)