More than 30 young people are honoured for their contributions to the local community
More than 30 young people were recognised for their outstanding contribution to their local community at a special ceremony in Dublin.
The annual Youth and Community Achievement Awards celebrates the selfless work that children living in the inner city have done to improve the area.
Sponsored by the Iris O’Brien Foundation, more than 100 people attended the ceremony in St Catherine’s Church on Meath Street.
The event first started in 1999 as a joint project between the South West Inner City Network and An Garda Síochana.
Now in its 16th year, it has gone from strength to strength since then, and the numbers attending have increased significantly over the past 11 years. The winners showed distinction in a number of categories including sport, music, drama, art, community involvement and personal achievement.
This year there was a new category of prizes called the ‘Lifetime Achievement Awards’, which recognises work carried out by locals over a lifetime in the community