First to the stage at the Irish Post Awards 2019 was Boy George, receiving the gong for Outstanding Contribution to Music.
Next up was actress Anna Friel who received the award for Outstanding Contribution to Film and Television.
Donegal-born businessman Tim Kelly received the award for Outstanding Contribution to Business, while Sister Rita Lee won the Outstanding Contribution to the Community Award for her years of work helping the less-fortunate in her Manchester parish.
Piers Morgan was up next to receive the award for Outstanding Contribution to Broadcasting and Journalism.
The winner of the award for Outstanding Contribution to Sport was Paralympic cyclist Katie Dunlevy.
In a grand finale, the Lifetime Achievement award went to actor Colm Meaney.
2019 IRISH POST AWARDS
CHAMPIONING THE IRISH COMMUNITY
“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