THIS year’s Irish Post Awards were attended by a host celebrities, stars and Irish personalities who turned out to celebrate 45 years of The Irish Post newspaper.
Among those who walked the red carpet were king of pop Louis Walsh, actress Fionnula Flanagan, designer Paul Costelloe, BBC 2013 Apprentice winner Dr Leah Totton, comedian and Father Ted star Ardal O’Hanlon, singer Cerys Matthews, Star Wars producer Gary Kurtz, author Jeffrey Archer as well as Calum and Alex Best.
The evening was hosted by broadcaster Eamonn Holmes who picked up a surprise award from his wife and This Morning co-host Ruth Langsford on the night to celebrate 35 years in broadcasting.
Celebrated actress Fionnula Flanagan took home the Outstanding Contribution to the Film & Television Industry accolade, marking an incredible 50 years on stage and screen.
The Outstanding Contribution to Sport Award was posthumously awarded to footballer George Best and was accepted by his son Calum.
The Outstanding Contribution to Business in Britain Award went to brothers Brian Comer and Luke Comer of The Comer Group.
Former MP Chris Ruane received The Irish Post Community Award.
Held annually, the Awards celebrate the success of Irish people across a variety of industries including sport, the arts, entertainment, business and community.