Sunday, September 18, 2005
McCartney sisters 'Irish people of year'
The sisters and fiancée of Robert McCartney have received the "Irish People of the Year Award".
The award was presented by Minister for Finance Brian Cowen at the ESB/Rehab People of the Year awards last night.
In other awards, broadcaster Terry Wogan was named as Ireland’s greatest living entertainer (huh?) while Bob Geldof was chosen as the International Person of the Year.
Geldof won the award for his work in the Make Poverty History and Live8 campaigns.
The Young Person of the Year was awarded jointly to three schoolmates for their stand which saw the deported friend Olunkle return to complete his Leaving Certificate earlier this year.
I don't object to any of the other awards but Terry Wogan as Ireland's greatest living entertainer? Come on!
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