Irish Red Cross Humanitarian Awards 2021

This year’s 4th annual Irish Red Cross Humanitarian Awards will take place on

Sunday, 28th November 2021 at Smock Alley Theatre. 

Hosted by Radio and TV Broadcaster, Author and Columnist: Joe Duffy.

For more information about this year’s awards ceremony email Frank at

Click here to watch the 2020 Virtual Event!

Nominations Now Open – Click Below


Nominations close 7.00 pm on Sunday October 24th 2021

Deadline for nominations
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Mick Ryan was named Irish Red Cross Humanitarian of the Year at the 2020 Humanitarian Awards, the award was accepted by his wife Naoise Connolly.

Humanitarian Of The Year Award 2020, Mick Ryan
Pat Hume

Pat Hume was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Irish Red Cross Humanitarian Awards 2018. In recognition of her decades of public service to the people of Derry.

Lifetime Achievement Award 2018, Pat Hume
Irish Defence Forces

Ireland holds the longest unbroken record of UN peacekeeping service of any nation in the world and this remarkable achievement was recognised last night when the Irish Red Cross bestowed a very special honour on the Irish Defence Forces.

Special Honour Award 2018, Irish Defence Forces

FoodCloud was named winner of the Innovation for Change Award. One in eight people in Ireland experience food poverty yet one million tonnes of food is thrown out by Irish consumers and businesses every year.  FoodCloud addresses this issue by bringing retailers and suppliers with surplus food together with local charities and community groups who assist with food supply and distribution.

Innovation For Change Award 2018, FoodCloud, founded by Aoibheann O'Brien and Iseult Ward in 2012.

At our 2020 Virtual Event,  Orla Ryan won the Journalism Excellence Award

Journalism Excellence Award 2020, Orla Ryna, Winning Journalist

When the students and teachers in Tullamore College learned that 14-year-old Nigerian student Nonso Moujeke and his mother and older brother were to be deported, the school community rallied around Nonso and started a campaign opposing the deportation, on human rights grounds. These efforts were duly awarded last night when the Tullamore College students came away with the Student Initiative Award 2018

Student Initiative Award 2018, Tullamore College Students

Nestle Ireland was named winner in the Corporate Impact Category. Nestle Ireland focuses on making a difference that is relevant to the everyday lives of their customers and their local communities.

Corporate Impact Award 2020, Nestle Ireland

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