Jonathan Rhys Meyers honoured with Irish Post Legend Award in London

Jonathan Rhys Meyers honoured with Irish Post Legend Award in London

STARS of film, sport and business joined the Irish in Britain for a stellar night at this year's Irish Post Awards, which took place last night in London.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers, one of six award-winners, was presented with his Legend Award by Lord of the Dance creator Michael Flatley, last year's Irish Post Lifetime Achievement Award winner.

Almost 700 guests gathered at the London Hilton on Park Lane for the exclusive ceremony hosted by broadcaster Eamonn Holmes.

Also being honoured on the night with an award for Outstanding Contribution to Business in Britain was Sean Mulryan, Chairman and Group Managing Director of Ballymore – an international property investment and development company.

This year’s Technology Award went to Sir David McMurtry, Chairman of Renishaw Plc.

Designer Louise Kennedy, who celebrated 30 years in business in 2013, picked up a special gong for Company of the Year.

The Outstanding Sports Personality Award went to to Ireland and Arsenal footballing legend Liam Brady.

A special Community Award was also be given out on the night to Michael Forde, Chairman of the Irish World Heritage Centre in Manchester.

The Irish Post Awards 2014 are sponsored by Allied Irish Bank GB, The Color Company and media partner, CityAM.

Pictures by Malcolm McNally

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