Sir Bob Geldof was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at The Irish Post Awards on Thursday 23rd November 2017.
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.

Mr. Elgin Loane, Owner and Publisher

The Awards have been created in collaboration with
the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland

The Irish Post Awards have acknowledged excellence in the Irish in Britain since their founding in 1977. These prestigious Awards are recognised not only in Britain but around the world for the Irish diaspora.

In our foundation year of 1977, our first accolade was awarded to community institution, the London Irish Centre and this institution is still thriving today.

Through the year’s we have recognised luminaries and noted their significant contributions as they also at times have achieved global acclaim. In 1985, we honoured Sir Bob Geldof in the year of his enormous worldwide “Band Aid” appeal. In 1990, we applauded the impressive early career of Mr. Daniel Day Lewis, who went on to be a three time Oscar recipient and whom Time named the “World’s Greatest Actor”.

Trainspotting was the film that defined a generation in 1996 and we were thrilled to Award, director Mr. Danny Boyle at our ceremony.

In 1998, we acknowledged the hard work and perseverance of Dr. Mo Mowlam and the signing of the historic Good Friday Peace Agreement.

The millennium year of 2000 saw us celebrate one of the greatest musicians of all time, Mr. Liam Gallagher. In both the years of 2006 and 2007, we had venerable businessmen highlighted with Dr. Peter Sutherland and Mr. John “The Green” Murphy honoured respectively.

Each of these people and our recent recipients shares a resolute desire to succeed along with an enterprising spirit and a passion for Ireland and this is embodied in our Awards categories.


Since its launch in 1970 as the voice of the Irish in Britain, The Irish Post has

taken pride in delivering the latest news, sport, business and entertainment to

and about the Irish community.

Today, The Irish Post operates a range of media activities across print, digital

and events channels to highlight and celebrate the narrative and successes of

the global Irish Diaspora.

The Irish Post’s digital offering, through its website, social media, audio and

video channels, is leading the way in strengthening the voice of the Irish

community around the globe.

The Irish Post Awards was relaunched in its current format in 2013. Over the

past five years it has grown to become the largest Irish business event in Britain.

It showcases the strength and depth of the Irish in Britain with over 1,000

guests attending at the impressive Great Room of the Grosvenor House Hotel on

Park Lane.

This prestigious Awards night is proud to celebrate the achievements of some

of the most outstanding Irish individuals of our time.