Mayor of London Sadiq Khan gave the Keynote Speech at The Irish Post Awards on Friday 25th November 2016. Republic of Ireland Football Manager Martin O’Neill was honoured with the Outstanding Contribution to Sport Award, Broadcaster Sir Terry Wogan was posthumously awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award, CEO of Leicester City FC Susan Whelan received the Outstanding Contribution to Business in Britain Award, Actor Shane Richie received the Entertainment Legend Award, Agnes Forde was honoured with the Community Award for championing the Irish in Britain, and Carey Group won the inaugural Building Britain Award.



“In the room we have the cream of our country, who happen to be of Irish descent. Thank you Mr Elgin Loane for organising this event. You know how to throw a party.”

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan

“Thank you for such a wonderful evening. What a roaring success! I was delighted to be a part of it and honoured to receive the Award.”

Susan Whelan, CEO, Leicester City FC

“Thank you so much for a magnificent evening and making Ireland look so great on the world stage!”

Michael Flatley, Global Dance Superstar

“How amazing was that! Hope you were happy with everything. I thought it was a fantastic night.”

Eamonn Holmes, Broadcaster

“I really enjoyed the Awards. It was a real feat to organise the evening for so many people.”

Liam Brady, Republic of Ireland & Arsenal Football Legend

“A glorious celebration and such a successful evening. Most of all an honour to be in the company of so many inspiring people contributing so mcuh to Great Britain.”

Louise Kennedy, Designer

“Congratulations! Great night, everyone I spoke to said they had a terrific time.”

Fionnula Flanagan, Hollywood Actress

“It was a terrific occasion for the Irish in Britain and done with a great sense of style.”

Jim O’Hara, Chairman, Irish Cultural Centre


Louise Kennedy

Michael Flatley

Sean Mulryan

Louis Walsh

Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Fionnula Flanagan

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