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

Aoibhin Garrihy Actress

I can hardly believe that it's twenty years since the banquet in the Burlington. The awards are among the things we can be proud of in the country and it's a credit to Rehab to have kept them going.
Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney Poet, Nobel Prize winner and recipient of a People of the Year Award (1989)

Following on from an Olympic silver medal, the People of the Year Award was the icing on the cake!
Kenneth Egan

Kenneth Egan Olympic medal-winning boxer and People of the Year recipient (2008)

The calibre of the people acknowledged makes me proud to be Irish.
Gráinne Seoige

Gráinne Seoige RTÉ television presenter

There are amazing people doing incredible things all the time and that's why the these awards are so important.
Lorraine Keane

Lorraine Keane TV Personality

The Awards honour the heroes in all of our communities ensuring that they get the recognition they truly deserve.
Brent Pope

Brent Pope People of the Year Celebrity Ambassador

There are heroes in our communities all around us, if we take a moment to look.
Mary Byrne

Mary Byrne Face of