The 43rd annual People of the Year Awards will be held in Dublin this evening and a Co Clare local hero will be honoured.
The event, organised by Rehab, was due to take place on March 3rd but was postponed because of the Beast from the East and Storm Emma weather events.
The annual event provides a unique opportunity for the Irish public to honour those who have made a real difference to people’s lives, whether as unsung heroes or household names.
This year, Tom Doherty from Doolin will be honoured for his outstanding word as a Ranger at the Cliffs of Moher and a member of the Irish Coast Guard for over three decades.
As a ranger, Tom has helped to talk down countless people who were contemplating suicide along the Cliffs of Moher. He has also helped rescue many people in difficulty and recover over 100 bodies from the sea.
The heroes and award winners will be revealed on RTÉ One tonight.