Sunday 22 July 2018

Stars honoured at 40th annual awards

Courtney Cox and Johnny McDaid at the ‘Irish Post’ Gala Dinner and Awards 2017 in London
Courtney Cox and Johnny McDaid at the ‘Irish Post’ Gala Dinner and Awards 2017 in London
Kirsty Blake Knox

Kirsty Blake Knox

Actress Courtney Cox joined her partner Johnny McDaid on the red carpet at the 40th annual 'Irish Post' Awards in London.

The musician was being honoured at the annual ceremony with the Outstanding Contribution to the Music Industry Award.

The Snow Patrol's guitarist has co-written some of 2017 biggest pop songs including Ed Sheeran's 'Shape of You'.

Bob Geldof, Imelda May and Olympic rowers Paul and Gary O'Donovan were also presented with awards.

Paul and Gary O’Donovan at the ‘Irish Post’ Gala Dinner and Awards 2017 in London
Paul and Gary O’Donovan at the ‘Irish Post’ Gala Dinner and Awards 2017 in London

The red carpet event took place last night at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London's Park Lane, and was hosted by 'This Morning' host Eamonn Holmes.

Geldof was presented with the Lifetime Achievement award and May was presented with Artist of the Year.

Cork brothers Gary and Paul O'Donovan were recognised in the Outstanding Contribution to Sport category.

'The Apprentice' star Karren Brady also received an award for Outstanding Contribution to Business.

The reality TV star and vice-chairman of West Ham United FC was born in North London and is the daughter of self-made Irish millionaire Terry Brady.

Kodaline, Beoga, and May all performed on the night.

More than 1,000 guests attended the ceremony.

Previous 'Irish Post' award winners include Terry Wogan, Daniel Day-Lewis and Michael Flatley.

Irish Independent

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