The Leader of Fianna Fáil on Dublin City Council, Cllr Paul McAuliffe, has welcomed the decision of the Lord Mayor of Dublin to honour Broadcaster Áine Lawlor at a reception in the Mansion House later tonight.
The individual recipients of the 2015 Lord Mayor’s Awards include broadcaster RTE Broadcaster Áine Lawlor, GAA star Dessie Farrell, singer-songwriter Pete St. John, and musician and singer Finbar Furey. The two organisations are the addiction service H.O.P.E. and the volunteers of the Inner City Helping Homeless group.
Cllr McAuliffe said, “I want congratulate all the extremely worthy recipients of the awards tonight. Each have, in their own way, made an immense contribution to life in Dublin City.
“In particular I want to congratulate Áine Lawlor, who I have had the opportunity to work with in her efforts to highlight the importance of clinical research. Clinical research is at the front line in the battle against cancer and people like Áine Lawlor help to champion the work being undertaken by Irish researchers such as Professor John Crown and his organisation ICORG. Without patients participating in new clinical research we will never be able to eradicate this terrible disease. By speaking so positively about her experience in a trial, Áine Lawlor encourages others to consider doing so also,” Cllr McAuliffe said.
Previous winners of the Lord Mayor’s Award include Imelda May, Maeve Binchy, Brian O’Driscoll, Jimmy Magee, the Capuchin Day Centre and Commander Chris Hadfield.