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# Award

All time
Eamon Gilmore named one of the Leading Global Thinkers of 2015
That’s according to Foreign Policy magazine – and it’s thanks to his work on the marriage referendum.
# poor policies
One in 10 sackings in Ireland is down to bullying
More than half of Irish companies do not have strong enough policies on bullying.
# Take a Break
Watch Viola Davis' moving speech after becoming the first black woman to win Best Actress Emmy
“The only thing that separates women of colour from everyone else is opportunity.”
# Equality Tribunal
Barber awarded €6,500 after being inappropriately touched by her boss
The man said the touching was natural.
# Equality Tribunal
Man awarded €28,000 compensation on grounds of discrimination at work
Mariusz Kozak was awarded €28,000 in compensation from his former employer Eirtech Aviation Ltd.
# courage
This emotional Caitlyn Jenner speech has had everyone talking today
At the ESPYs last night the 65-year-old spoke of stories of trans teenagers who had been bullied, beaten up, murdered or who had taken their own lives.
# brave
Everyone's been talking about Caitlyn Jenner’s emotional speech at last night’s ESPN awards
“This transition has been harder on me than anything I could have imagined.”
# mal entendu
This violinist mistakenly accepting an award will make you full-body cringe
The presenter actually said the name of another violinist. Nightmare.
# Tekkers
Video: Limerick's Cian Lynch produced this brilliant bag of tricks against Clare
The teenager starred against Clare last Sunday.
# success
Shane Long wins Southampton's goal of the season award after scoring this beauty
The Ireland international has had a somewhat difficult time adjusting to life at St Marys.
# Award
Denis O'Brien received a lifetime achievement award for contribution to tech industry
The award recognises the “valuable contribution made by an individual to the growth of the technology industry”
# Settlement
Boy left paralysed after hospital treatment awarded €3.8 million
The interim payment will cover five years of care for Matthew McGrath.
# Sundance
Irish actor Jack Reynor wins top prize at Sundance Film Festival
Reynor was honoured for his role in Glassland, a film by Irish director Gerard Barrett.
# meteor choice
Are these the 10 best Irish songs of 2014?
The Meteor Choice Irish Song of the Year nominations are out.
93-year-old Irish veteran awarded Legion d'Honneur
The award is France’s highest military honour.
# Award
Sexton misses out as Retallick named World Rugby Player of the Year
The New Zealand second row becomes the fourth man from his country to win the trophy.
# caring 24/7
I haven't had a full night's sleep since 1999. I'd do it again in a heartbeat --- Ireland's Carer of the Year
Mayo woman Eleanor Ryder has been looking after her husband 24/7 for the best part of two decades.
# we'll always have paris
Trimble and Briggs pick up Player of the Year gongs at rugby writers' awards
Ireland Women were also recognised through awards handed to Philip Doyle and Fiona Coghlan.
15 of the best hurlers never to win an Allstar award
Gerry McInerney and John O’Brien were among those unlucky who were unlucky to be overlooked.
# Paul Durcan
Ireland's 'poet of the people' honoured for a lifetime's great work
‘Daddy, Daddy,’ I cried, ‘Pass out the moon,’
# saints and scholars
Arts Council announce nominees for new Irish fiction laureate award
The winner will receive €150,000 over three years and is set to be announced in January next year.
# well done
Nine-year-old who's lobbying RTÉ to use sign language in Toy Show wins award
Quaid Cleland is on a mission to get the whole country using sign language so we can all communicate with one another.
# winners
Shannon Airport wins 'Airport of the Year' in European awards
This is the first time an Irish airport has won this award and judges singled it out because of its success in ending five years of “seemingly interminable decline”.
# Award
Meet the award-winning Irish teens who could help solve world hunger
The trio scooped the grand prize at the recent Google Science Fair.
# Focus Ireland
One family a day is becoming homeless in Dublin
Focus Ireland said that there has been a “stark increase” in the number of families becoming homeless in the last 18 months.
# noma
Feeling hungry? This is what a meal in the best restaurant in the world is like
Noma has been voted the best restaurant in the world for the fourth time.
# Award
Chris Ashton and Jonny Wilkinson on shortlist for ERC Player of the Year
Three Saracens players and two Toulon men have made the cut ahead of the Heineken Cup final.
# Award
East West Interconnector named 'Engineering Project of the Year'
EirGrid’s East West Interconnector has the capability to power over 1 million homes.
# Front Line Defenders
Sean Penn to present human rights award in Dublin
The Hollywood actor will be jetting into the capital next week.
Dead rat stench and mice on desks: Woman gets €20k over rodents at work
Amanda Byrne said she had a life-long phobia and was petrified to go to work in case a rat or mouse crossed her path.
# Northern Ireland
Richard Haass to be awarded Tipperary Peace Award
The US diplomat will be recognised for his efforts in helping reconcile the North.
# no secret
Edward Snowden has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize
A letter from the Norwegian minister who nominated him said that he he has contributed to revealing “the extreme level of surveillance by nations”.
# In The Mix
Four Irishmen included on longlist for ERC European Player of the Year
Two Munster men, two Leinster forwards and Ulster’s South African maestro have made the first cut.
# young sci 2014
Mayo All-Ireland drama helps inspire award winning Young Scientist gumshield entry
Three students at St Gerald’s College in Castlebar were awarded third place overall for their sports related entry.
# winning ways
And Yaya does it again: 3-in-a-row for Toure as he wins African Footballer of the Year
The Manchester City star beat John Obi Mikel and Didier Drogba to claim the award.
# Person of the Year
Miley Cyrus, Pope Francis or Snowden? TIME magazine to reveal Person of the Year
The competition is fierce.
# everyone's a critic
Want to be a film critic? Here’s your chance
The Irish Film Institute has set up an award scheme for potential movie critics in tribute to late programmer Pete Walsh.
# phoney war
"Apple doesn't own beautiful and sexy" - Samsung lawyer reacts to €215 million award
Apple was yesterday awarded an additional $290 million in damages by a jury after Samsung was found to have infringed on their patents.
# Award
Sexton and Briggs scoop player of the year gong
The trophy-lifting goal-kickers are the toast of the Guinness Irish rugby writers tonight.
Libraries worldwide nominate their favourite 2012 books - is yours in there?
Three Irish books have been nominated for the prestigious IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award. What books would you nominate?