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# Award

All time
# Dublin
BOD and Fr Peter McVerry to be awarded Freedom of the City of Dublin
The two men now have the right to pasture sheep on common ground within the city boundaries.
# Blue bloods
Gaelic games writers honour Barney Rock as son Dean eyes county title
The Dublin legend was inducted in the journalists’ Hall of Fame last night.
# Web Summit
Create-your-own-video-ad company wins start-up award
Viddyad praised for originality and potential by judges at ESB Spark of Genius award during Web Summit.
# Nobel Prize
Alice Munro declines Nobel awards invite due to poor health
The winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature is due to pick up a prize of US $1.2 million.
# irish beauty
The Burren receives European diploma for protected areas
The Burren has been honoured for its rich flora and fauna and its importance to cultural heritage.
# Competition
Guess where Ireland's best kept village is...
Here’s a hint: It’s also the overall winner of Ireland’s Best Kept Town, announced earlier today.
# Northern Ireland
Groups awarded €1.5 million for "tireless" cross-border peace work
The Tánaiste said that Northern Ireland “is still a very divided society” but that the Good Friday Agreement “has opened up new possibilities”.
Ireland's Kevin Barry up for €100k literary award
Other nominees include Michel Houellebecq, Haruki Murakami and Andrew Miller.
5 things you probably didn't know about Danny DeVito
Danny DeVito received a lifetime achievement award in Dublin last night. Here’s what we learned about him.
# Report Card
Government gets an E grade for treatment of Traveller children
The Children’s Rights Alliance’s annual Report Card notes that Traveller children are “almost universally worse” than their settled peers.
# Children's Rights
Government awarded overall C grade in 2013 report card
The report card comes from the Children’s Rights Alliance, which put the Department of Social Protection at the bottom of the class due to child poverty.
# Dentist
Dentist who "raised the bar" caring for autistic patient wins top award
Dr Gillian Smith painstakingly treated Neal Dhondt for four months, which meant he did not have to have surgery.
# winner
Beacon Hospital wins award for delivering pioneering cancer treatment
UPMC Beacon Hospital is the only hospital in Ireland to provide the treatment.
# Tourism
Ireland wins 'most popular destination' award at ceremony in China
This is the second time Ireland has scooped the award at the ceremony in Shangai.
# Shortlist
Britton shortlisted for top European award
Wicklow’s Fionnuala Britton is among the 10 nominees for the December European Women’s Athlete of the Month award.
# Award
Katie Taylor named Sportswoman of the Year
Olympic gold medallist awarded for her ‘exceptional sporting achievements’ in 2012.
# rally
Craig Breen wins top international accolade at Irish Motorsport Awards
Meanwhile, model Rachel Wallace was on the lookout for a new couch.
# Award
Rory McIlroy picks up the Golf Writers' Trophy for 2012
The 23-year-old beat his own Ryder Cup team into second place.
# Award
Irish animation company wins BAFTA for children's show
The children’s show, Roy, tells the story of a cartoon boy who was born into the real world.
# Award
Patterson named November Player of the Month
Rory Patterson won the monthly prize after his two goals clinched the FAI Cup for Derry City.
# Double trouble
Shamrock Rovers signal title intent by signing Quigley and O'Connor
New Hoops boss Trevor Croly has pulled off a transfer coup by snatching the PFAI Player of the Year from Sligo.
# you told us
Top readers' comments of the week
Here’s our round-up of the funniest, most thought-provoking and interesting comments you lot made this week. Did you make it in?
# Award
Edmond Harty named as Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year
The businessman’s company Dairymaster specialises in dairy farm equipment and employs 220 people internationally.
# Web Summit
SmartThings beats major competition to take Web Summit startup award
A major coup for the company, the award comes with a €100,000 prize.
# top cats
Open thread: who was your All-Ireland hurling final replay man-of-the-match?
Kilkenny sealed their 35th All-Ireland SHC win today with a ruthless rout of Leinster kingpins Galway ,
# michelin star
Irish winners of Michelin Stars revealed
The selection includes two new restaurants: Galway’s Aniar and Dublin’s Locks Brasserie.
# Award
Saoirse Ronan to be honoured at upcoming Kerry Film Festival
The 18-year-old actress is set to receive the Maureen O’Hara Award.
# accolade
Quigley picks up Player of the Month award
The Bit O’Red striker has scored 12 goals to help their title challenge this season.
# get reading
Will Self and Hilary Mantel make Booker prize shortlist
The shortlist contains more new writers and debut novels than in previous years. Have you read any of them?
# Macca
Paul McCartney receives France's highest honour
He even live-tweeted the whole thing…
# winners
"Back home it's called being weird": Rubberbandits win award at Edinburgh Fringe
Sonya Kelly and Fishamble also celebrated their win at the Scottish festival this week.
# Légion d’Honneur
John Galliano stripped of France's highest honour over racism conviction
Francois Hollande has stripped Galliano of the Légion d’Honneur after he was filmed directing racist abuse towards two strangers last year.
# Advertising
VIDEO: Is this the best ad in the world?
Ad campaign for fast food company has scored a Grand Prix award in Cannes.
# South Africa
Irish priest receives award from Emperor of Japan
Fr Stan Brennan has founded several projects over the years dealing with issues such as education, drug and alcohol abuse, child care and domestic abuse.
Mrs Brown's Boys wins BAFTA for best sitcom
The Brendan O’Carroll show was one of a number of Irish winners at the Television BAFTAs last night, including Andrew Scott for his role in Sherlock, and Graham Norton.
# Star Man
Not the worst week: James McClean takes Sunderland award
The Creggan native has been named as the Black Cats’ young player of the year.
# Gong
Van Persie claims Football Writers' award ahead of Rooney and Scholes
Arsenal’s Dutch striker has added the FWA prize to the PFA award he won on Sunday night.
# Rescue
Irish emergency controller wins EU award over Greenland rescue (Video)
Will Carolan was awarded Outstanding Call-Taker for his part in the successful rescue of an injured Irishman stranded in Greenland.
# Top Honour
Top man: Lydiate takes home Six Nations player award
Ireland’s Jonny Sexton was runner-up in the voting for the 2012 Six Nations Player of the Championship.
# Award
'Probably the best day of my career': Irish photographer wins at World Press Photo awards
Ray McManus on his photo ‘Scrum Half’, which won second prize sports singles at World Press Photo 2012 today.