The finalists for the Irish Red Cross Humanitarian of the Year Awards have been announced. Emma Mhic Mhathúna (In Memory), Mark Mullan and Alice Leahy have been shortlisted for the title award of the night, Humanitarian of the Year.

The students from Tullamore College have been shortlisted for the Student Initiative Award for their campaign to revoke, on human rights grounds, the deportation order of their friend Nonso Moujeke. They are joined in this category by Jessie Clohisey of Sail Against Suicide and medical student Niveta Ramakrishnan.

Tech for Good Dublin, Ó Cualann and FoodCloud are finalists for the Innovation for Change Award while Aviva, Fleming Medical and Amgen have been shortlisted for the Corporate Impact Award.

The winners will be announced at the Irish Red Cross Humanitarian Awards Ball which takes place on 24 November in the Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road Dublin. Pat Hume will be presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award, the Irish Defence Forces will be given a very special honour, and Irish Red Cross ambassador Jason Black who summited K2 this summer will also be in attendance on the night.

Click on the link below to read the stories of the finalists across the five categories.


The Irish Red Cross Humanitarian Awards Ball will honour humanitarian achievements while raising much needed funds for vulnerable children and families in Ireland and overseas. The black tie fundraiser will take place in the Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road Dublin on Saturday 24 November. It promises to be a thoroughly enjoyable evening of entertainment, kicking off with a drinks reception followed by a three-course gourmet meal while entertainment will be provided by The Long Island Jazz Band, Syrian musical prodigy Alma Harrek and The Line-Up Choir. The evening will close with dancing into the small hours to music by The Firm. There will also be a raffle and a silent auction of items money can’t buy - for all budgets.

Limited tickets are still available and can be purchased by clicking on this link;