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Inspirational People

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.

Robbie Keane

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.

Rio Olympic  Medallists

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.

Davitt  Walsh

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.

Alan Herdman

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.

AMEN

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.

Br Kevin  Crowley

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.

John Muldoon and  Pat Lam

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.

Mark and Róisín  Molloy

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.

Milo McCarthy

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.

Rio Paralympic  Medallists

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.