The Pride of Ireland Awards celebrate the achievements of truly remarkable people who make our world a better place. Nominated by the public, the winners are from all walks of life, of all ages, and from all over the country. Their achievements are awe-inspiring and a lesson to us all. They say they are ordinary people, but their acts are truly extraordinary.

Since their launch in 2014, the awards have been attended by leading figures from the worlds of show business, sport, politics and the arts. Hosted by Amanda Byram, the awards will be screened on UTV Ireland in September.

Our winners come from public nominations and stories of remarkable individuals discovered by our team of researchers. They are whittled down to a shortlist from which our judging panel, made up of celebrated figures in national life, chose the winners.

All our winners will be honoured at the glittering Pride of Ireland Awards ceremony in the Hilton Doubletree, Dublin on Monday 12 September.