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An Taoiseach Enda Kenny with 2012 Sports Person of the Year Katie Taylor

The People of the Year Awards

The People of the Year Awards, organised by Rehab, provide a unique opportunity for the Irish public to honour those who have made a real difference to people's lives, whether as unsung heroes or household names.
The People of the Year Awards 2016 will be broadcast live on RTÉ One on Saturday, 3rd December.

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21 Jun
Nominations Open
12 Sep
Nominations Close
03 Dec
Award Ceremony
Rory O'Neill (Panti Bliss) Person of the Year '14

We don’t have an honours system in this country and the People Of the Year Awards fulfil that role.

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Former winners gather to launch the search for 2016 People of the Year #PeopleOfTheYear

The People of the Year Awards, Ireland’s top honours system which celebrates some of the country’s most inspiring people, today officially launched its search for the heroes of 2016.

Aoibhin Garrihy

The Awards are such an inspirational event as they honour the achievements of so many amazing people

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Philip Grant & Fr Brendan McBride are honoured for their work in supporting families and the survivors of the Berkley tragedy in San Francisco earlier this year.