The search begins
Nominations are now open for the People of the Year Awards as the search begins to find the heroes of 2017.
Now in its 43rd year, the awards, which are organised by Rehab Group, will be broadcasted on RTÉ One on Saturday, March 3rd.
The annual awards ceremony is a special opportunity for the public to honour and celebrate extraordinary people who have shown courage, bravery, determination and those who have contributed to our society and to their local communities in their own unique and individual ways.
Former winners include comedian Brendan O’Carroll, Olympian Katie Taylor, Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe, and Davitt Walsh.
The closing date for entries is Friday, December 1st. All the winners are nominated by the Irish public and finalised by a panel of adjudicators. As well as a number of general awards, people can nominate their Young Person of the Year, Sportsperson of the Year, International Person of the Year and the Community Group of the Year.
You can nominate your hero here