Lord Mayor of Dublin Christy Burke selected four individuals and two organisations for this year’s honours.
Broadcaster Áine Lawlor and former Dublin football Dessie Farrell were also recognised for their contribution to the city, along with youth addiction service H.O.P.E. Hands on Peer Education and the volunteers of the Inner City Helping Homeless group.
Speaking at the award ceremony in the Mansion House, Mr Burke said “the individuals chosen deserved special thanks for their contribution to the sports, social and cultural life of Dublin, while the two groups had worked tirelessly to help those in need in their communities.”
Previous winners include writer Maeve Binchy, sports broadcaster Jimmy Magee, broadcaster Marty Whelan Dublin chief executive of Chernobyl Children International Adi Roche, Olympic gold medallist Ronnie Delany, the Capuchin Day Centre, Merchant’s Quay Ireland and St Andrew’s Resource Centre charities and singer/songwriter Imelda May