Aidan Power co-hosted the 43rd Annual "People of the Year" awards in the Manion House recently.
The prestigious ceremony is a special opportunity for the Irish public to honour and celebrate those extraordinary people who have shown courage, bravery, commitment and determination.
People of the Year award winners have saved lives, battled hardships, built movements and generally reduced the sum of human misery on the planet.
The ceremony was attended by a host of celebrities who gave their time to present awards to these very special people.
The third annual Laura Lynn Oscars took place in the Odeon Cinema Charlestown, last Saturday.
This black-tie event was hosted by Baz Ashmawy and Tracy Clifford and was a fun-filled day engaging the whole family.
Eight short films were each directed by the children and their families along with the support of the producers at Windmill Lane who give the films a really professional look.
The two presenters spent time meeting young fans and their relatives, and also posed for selfies ahead of the invite-only screening at the northside cinema.
LauraLynn is the only dedicated children's hospice in Ireland. It provides clinical care, support and palliative services to children with life-limiting conditions.
Noel Kelly and Liz O'Donnell hosted a very successful lunch in aid of the charity "Chernobyl Children International" recently in the Intercontinental Hotel in Dublin.
The charity which was founded and is spearheaded by the voluntary CEO Adi Roche, brings support and hope to children living with the aftermath of the 1986 Chernobyl Nuclear disaster.
Chernobyl survivor Ana Gabriel stole the show on the day and received a standing ovation when she spoke about how she was rescued by Adi and Ali. Ana was born completely deaf with no ear canals, her legs were severely deformed and she had an extra finger on both her thumbs. As a result of her deformities, she suffered from severe social deprivation and neglect. She had little chance of survival had she stayed at the orphanage as standard medical care was poor and she would have to be moved to a mental asylum at age 4.
Ana is now a fabulous role model and an accomplished young woman, and not "a reject" from Chernobyl as she was supposed to be.
The money raised on the day will go towards life-saving open heart surgeries which is made possible by the proceeds of the Chernobyl Lunch and the support of Irish people who donate so generously, their money and their time.