IrishCentral is pleased to partner with the Irish Post to bring you right into the room for the biggest night of the year for London’s Irish community, the Irish Post Awards. You can tune in here to watch the live stream of the star-studded event from Grosvenor House, or you can head over to IrishCentral’s Facebook page or the Irish Post’s Facebook page.
The Irish Post awards celebrate the best of Irish talent in Britain. Here’s just a sample of what you have to look forward to tonight on the red carpet and during the awards ceremony.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan will give the keynote speech. Khan has become a huge media and political figure since his election and his decision to attend the Irish Post awards is considered a great coup for the newspaper. The Labour mayor has previously spoken of his immense respect for the Irish community in Britain.
Susan Whelan, Chief Executive Officer of Leicester City Football Club, will accept an award for her Outstanding Contribution to Business in Britain.
Actor Shane Richie, best-known for playing lovable rogue Alfie Moon on BBC soap "Eastenders," will also receive an Entertainment Legend Award.
A host of well-known faces are attending this evening, including "Lord of the Dance" Michael Flatley, fashion designers Paul Costelloe and Louise Kennedy, "Big Brother" star Jayne Connery as well as "Irish Man Abroad" host and comedian Jarlath Regan.
Irish soccer legends Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane are also there. O’Neill, originally from Derry, is the current manager of the Republic of Ireland soccer team and will accept an award for his Outstanding Contribution to the Sports Industry.
A heartfelt congratulations to all of the honorees. We hope you enjoy the evening’s festivities!