Tuesday 28 July 2015

Who are Ireland's women of the year?

Eimear Rabbitte

Published 07/11/2013 | 07:28

Nominated - Laura Whitmore
Nominated - Laura Whitmore
Bono's daughter Eve Hewson has been nominated for her film work
Una Healy has been invited and is a nominee
Charlie Murphy is nominated for her acting work

THE country's top business women will battle it out this weekend with some of our most famous female faces to be crowned Irish Woman of the Year.

MTV starlet Laura Whitmore, Eve Hewson, daughter of rock legend Bono, Saturday star Una Healy and Love/Hate actress Charlie Murphy have all been nominated in the Irish Tatler awards.

UK-based designer Simone Rocha, musician Sharon Shannon, singer Sinead O'Connor and presenters Blathnaid Ni Chofaigh and Lucy Kennedy are also nominated.

Former Herald editor and current Irish Independent editor Claire Grady is among the 10 shortlisted for a Women of the Year award.

Love/Hate stars Charlie Murphy and Aoibhinn McGinnity will do battle in the Film and Drama category alongside actress Susan Loughnane and as well as Downton Abbey star Michelle Dockery. Comedienne Deirdre O'Kane has been shortlisted for both an Arts and Literature and an Entertainment award.

One of the most hard-fought awards will be deciding who should be crowned Woman of the Year for entertainment.

MTV presenter Laura Whitmore is a favourite in the category, but she faces competition from RTE presenters Maia Dunphy and Blathnaid Ni Chofaigh, TV3 host Lucy Kennedy, sports broadcaster Tracey Piggot and Dr Eva Orsmond.

 

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