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Awards are holding out for a local hero

Friday, 19th January, 2018 7:59am
Awards are holding out for a local hero

Sean O’Rourke is pictured with little heroes Leah Murray (8), Rian Duane and Alex O’Reilly (both 9) and Elianna Martin (7) at the launch of the awards.

Awards are holding out for a local hero

Sean O’Rourke is pictured with little heroes Leah Murray (8), Rian Duane and Alex O’Reilly (both 9) and Elianna Martin (7) at the launch of the awards.

THIS is your last chance to honour those people who go above and beyond for their families, friends, neighbours or communities.

The People of the Year Awards have launched a search for ordinary Southsiders who do extraordinary things.

The team behind RTÉ Radio 1’s Today with Sean O’Rourke is calling out to people across Dublin to nominate their heroic partners, friends, parents, neighbours and co-workers that deserve some national recognition.

The winner will be honoured at the 43rd People of the Year Awards, organised by Rehab Group, which will be held on March 3.

Ireland’s ‘Everyday Hero’ can be of any age, from any walk of life and from any part of Ireland but there is just one criterion – they must be really special to be considered. 

They can be the essence of Dublin community spirit, or they can be the person who puts everyone else before themselves and never asks for thanks. 

To nominate your everyday hero, log on to peopleoftheyear.com.

A selection of nominators will be brought on air to talk to Sean to tell everyone just why the person they are nominating is an 'Everyday Hero’. 

All the nominations will be considered by the adjudication panel and will be announced live on the People of the Year Awards TV programme on RTÉ One on Saturday, March 3. 

Stay tuned weekdays to Today with Sean O’Rourke on RTÉ Radio 1, which airs from 10am to 12pm for further details. Closing date is Friday January 19.

Mo Flynn, Chief Executive of Rehab Group, said: “We have vital and important services for people with disabilities around the country, including Dublin, and we see heroes in communities every day.

“Everybody knows someone who is always doing something for others. These people often go unrewarded and unrecognised.

“This is a chance to say thank you to them in a unique way, so please nominate your ‘Everyday Hero’ for a People of the Year Award.”

Go to www.peopleoftheyear.com for updates and find them on Facebook.

Read the digital editions of the Dublin People Northside East, Northside West & Southside here