Over 1,000 guests attended The Irish Post Awards 2017 on Thursday 23rd November 2017 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.

Secretary of State the Rt. Hon. Sajid Javid MP gave the Keynote Speech on the evening, Sir Bob Geldof was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award, World renowned musician and songwriter Johnny McDaid received the Outstanding Contribution to the Music Industry Award, Olympic medallists Paul and Gary O’Donovan were honoured with the Outstanding Contribution to Sport Award, Baroness Karren Brady of Knightsbridge received the Outstanding Contribution to Business in Britain Award, Singer Imelda May received the Artist of the Year Award, Danny O’ Sullivan was honoured with the Community Award for championing the Irish in Britain, and Ground Construction Ltd won the Building Britain Award.

Live performances on the evening came from Kodaline, Beoga, Imelda May, Damien Dempsey and Lisa McHugh.

The Irish Post Awards 2018 will take place on Thursday 22nd November,

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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