Inspiring women line out for award show
TRAILBLAZERS in the worlds of business, entertainment and fashion lined out for the Irish Tatler Women of the Year Awards.
Norah Casey, who recently handed over the reins of her publishing firm Harmonia to a sibling, was on hand to give out 16 awards to the women deemed most extraordinary in their field of expertise.
A 'who's who' of the business and entertainment world attended the glittering awards ceremony on Saturday in the Four Seasons Hotel, Dublin.
Emily O'Reilly, the first woman elected Ombudsman in Ireland and more recently to the position of European Ombudsman, was awarded the overall Irish Tatler Woman of the Year Award.
Ms Casey said in the 13 years she has been doing the awards she has seen the calibre of winners get better and better.
"This year we are celebrating women who achieved firsts, the first female ombudsman in Ireland and Europe, the first female deputy Garda commissioner (Noirin O'Sullivan) and, of course, the Irish women's rugby team, who won their first ever RBS 6 Nations Championship crown and with it the highly coveted Grand Slam," she said.
'Love/Hate' star Charlie Murphy, who plays Siobhan in the hit gangland show, scooped the Film and Drama Award.
On the judging panel at this years' awards were businesswoman and 'Celebrity Apprentice' judge Caroline Downey, TV presenter Kathryn Thomas and former Tanaiste Mary Harney, amongst others.