Unsung heroes will be honoured this evening at an event in the capital.

The People of the Year Awards take place in the Mansion House in Dublin.

The event was postponed earlier this year due to Storm Emma.

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.

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

Martin Grant from Rehab - the organisation behind the awards - says all those receiving awards later this evening are worthy winners.


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