2015 People of the Year
Over the past 42 years, the People of the Year Awards have recognised those who have shown tremendous courage, dedication and dynamism. Through their bravery, their perserverence, their talent, generosity and commitment, they have enriched the lives of others. Their stories are inspiring and reflect all that is best in the human spirit.
2016 Robbie Keane International Person of the Year
Robbie Keane received the International Person of the Year Award for his inspirational service, leadership and passion.
2016 Rio Olympic Medallists Sports People of the Year
Paul and Gary O’Donovan, and Annalise Murphy, are joint winners of the Sports Person of the Year Award.
2016 Davitt Walsh People of the Year
Davitt Walsh received a People of the Year Award for the incredible bravery he showed rescuing a young baby from the Buncrana pier tragedy in March.
2016 Alan Herdman Young Person of the Year
Alan Herdman (24) received a Young Person of the Year Award for saving the lives of eight young children who nearly drowned in Rusheen Bay, Co Galway, in July.
2016 AMEN Community Group of the Year
AMEN, a charity supporting male victims of domestic abuse, was named as the Community Group of the Year.
2016 Br Kevin Crowley People of the Year
Brother Kevin Crowley was awarded a People of the Year for running the Capuchin Day Centre, which serves hundreds of dinners a day to rough sleepers.
2016 John Muldoon and Pat Lam People of the Year
John Muldoon and Pat Lam received a Person of the Year Award after leading Connacht Rugby to their first trophy in 131 years in a truly historic sporting moment.
2016 Mark and Róisín Molloy People of the Year
Róisín and Mark Molloy were honoured with a People of the Year Award for their campaign in highlighting the inadequate standards of maternity services.
2016 Milo McCarthy Young Person of the Year
Milo McCarthy (11) received a Young Person of the Year Award after he raised nearly €18,000 for Syrian refugees by busking on the streets of Cork City and his hometown of Midleton.
2016 Rio Paralympic Medallists Sports People of the Year
Ireland’s Paralympic medallists were honoured with a Sports Person of the Year Award for their incredible success in the Rio Games.