The late Sir Terry Wogan will be honored this evening in London at The Irish Post Awards in recognition of his incredible contribution to life in Britain. Republic of Ireland manager and assistant manager Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane will also be among the celebrities, stars and business personalities attending the 2016 Irish Post Awards in London this evening. The Irish Post Awards 2016 and Business Gala Dinner will celebrate the success of Irish people across a variety of industries including sport, the arts, entertainment, business and community.
This year’s Awards will be attended by over 1,000 guests in the Great Room at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane, London. The late great broadcaster Terry Wogan will be posthumously honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Hosted by broadcaster Eamonn Holmes, the black-tie event will honor several exceptional people including Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill, who will be honored for his Outstanding Contribution to Sport in Britain.
The Outstanding Contribution to Business in Britain Award will be presented to Leicester City FC CEO Susan Whelan. Shane Richie will be honored with the Entertainment Legend Award. The inaugural Irish Post Building Britain Award will be announced on the night from a short list of four finalists - Carey Group, Clancy Group, FM Conway, and Ground Construction. Agnes Forde will receive The Irish Post Community Award.
The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity will benefit from this year’s Awards evening, with proceeds from the night’s exclusive raffle going to the charity which provides emergency financial support to the construction community.
The Irish Post’s InBusiness 2016 magazine will also be launched on the night - the annual publication is a go-to directory of Irish leaders, connectors and influencers in Britain.
The Irish Post is the biggest-selling national newspaper for the Irish in Britain and a global online Irish news site. Online, in print and through our social media The Irish Post is at the heart of Britain’s 400,000 strong Irish-born community, the 2.4million second generation Irish with strong cultural ties to Ireland and half a million more around the world. We continue to highlight the issues affecting the Irish community as well as promoting Irish affairs, culture and sport to a wider British and global audience.