Over 1,000 guests attended The Irish Post Awards 2018 on Thursday 22nd November 2018 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. The event was broadcast live on national television and online around the globe with record audience viewing figures.

TV treasure Mr Eamonn Holmes hosted the occasion , The Irish Women’s Hockey team  were  honoured with the Outstanding Contribution to Sport Award,  Global music sensation The Script accepted the Music Award coupled with an outstanding live performance  and musician songwriter Chris DeBurgh received the Lifetime Achievement Award, Acclaimed Actor and The Missing lead James Nesbitt accepted The Outstanding Contribution to Film & Television Award.

Leading Industrialist Dr. Martin Naughton received the Outstanding Contribution to Business in Britain Award, Nora Higgins  was honoured with the Community Award for championing the Irish in Britain, and Galladris Construction Ltd won the Building Britain Award.

Live performances on the evening came from Chris DeBurgh, The Script, Don Mescall & Sharon Corr and The High Kings

The Irish Post Awards 2019 will take place on Thursday 14th of November, 2019.

Once again in The Great Room at The Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane.



“I am inspired by what you do and what you have created. The spirit in which you honour our culture and her people is a thing to behold, and I for one, am deeply grateful.”

Johnny McDaid, Musician and Songwriter

“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 much 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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