The crew of Rescue 116 and volunteer coastguard member Caitríona Lucas are being honoured with a People of the Year Award.

Captains Dara Fitzpatrick and Mark Duffy, and winch team Paul Ormsby and Ciarán Smith lost their lives off the Mayo Coast last year.

While Caitríona Lucas, died during a search operation off the coast of Kilkee, Co. Clare six months previously.

Receiving the award today, Search & Rescue Operations Manager, Gerard O'Flynn, hopes today's award shows their families that their loved ones work and dedication is recognised.

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