Institute of Irish Studies receives substantial donation of funds raised through Irish Post Awards night
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Institute of Irish Studies receives substantial donation of funds raised through Irish Post Awards night

IRISH POST publisher Elgin Loane has presented the Institute of Irish Studies at the University of Liverpool with a cheque for more than £11,000.

Mr Loane made the presentation to Professor Peter Shirlow, Director of the University of Liverpool’s Institute of Irish Studies, yesterday morning.

The £11,372 sum is the total figure raised at the Irish Post Awards 2017 – which were held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane last November.

Irish Post publisher Elgin Loane presents Professor Peter Shirlow, of the Institute of Irish Studies, with the cheque for £11,372

The Institute of Irish Studies was the charity partner for the event, which saw the prolific songwriter and producer Johnny McDaid accept the Irish Post Outstanding Contribution to the Music Industry Award.

Johnny McDaid and partner Courteney Cox attend the Irish Post Gala Dinner and Awards 2017

Olympic medallists Paul and Gary O’Donovan were also honoured on the night, receiving the Outstanding Contribution to Sport Award.

Baroness Karren Brady said it was an 'honour' to be at The Irish Post Awards. (Pictures: Malcolm McNally)

Baroness Karren Brady of Knightsbridge received the Outstanding Contribution to Business in Britain Award while singer Imelda May received the Artist of the Year Award.

On the night Irish community leader Danny O’ Sullivan was honoured with the Community Award, for championing the Irish in Britain, and Ground Construction Ltd won the Building Britain Award.

Sir Bob Geldof, receiving The Irish Post Lifetime Achievement Award, with Fionnula Flanagan and Eamonn Holmes

Sir Bob Geldof was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the glitzy event, which brought more than 1,000 members of the Irish community together in Park Lane on November 23, 2017 and was hosted by by renowned broadcaster and TV personality Eamonn Holmes.

For the first time, the ceremony was broadcast live by the Irish public service broadcaster TG4 and online via and social media channels.

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

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