THE SHOW DETAILS One for the record books

International football legend Robbie Keane was honoured at this year’s People of the Year Awards, organised by Rehab. The annual ceremony was presented by Gráinne Seoige and Aidan Power and broadcast live on RTÉ One. Olympic rowers Paul and Gary O’Donovan, sailor Annalise Murphy, Buncrana tragedy hero Davitt Walsh, and Connacht Rugby’s Pat Lam and John Muldoon were also among those honoured at the awards.

The deserving winners were honoured at a black-tie event in the Citywest Hotel broadcast live on RTÉ One. They were joined by family, friends and supporters alongside other well-known faces including Liam Cunningham, Claire Byrne and Jim McGuinness. One Direction star Niall Horan also feature in the show. The prestigious ceremony is a special opportunity for the Irish public to honour and celebrate those extraordinary people who have shown courage, bravery, commitment and determination.

  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    - 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

    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

    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 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.

  • Game of Thrones star Liam Cunningham presents Milo McCarthy with a People of the Year Award 2016

  • Broadcaster Claire Byrne presents Mark and Róisín Molloy with a People of the Year Award 2016

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