Historian Catherine Corless has received a lifetime achievement award from the Irish Red Cross for her research into the former Mother and Baby home in Tuam.
Her work led to the discovery of the death and burial of hundreds of children at the site, while she continues to advocate for survivors and relatives of those who lived in the Home.
Meanwhile, the shortlist has been published today for the prestigious annual Irish Red Cross Humanitarian awards, which celebrate people who have dedicated their lives to exceptional humanitarian endeavours.
The awards will be presented on Dublin on 28th November.
Catherine Corless joins a prestigious list of former winners of the Irish Red Cross Lifetime Achievement Award, including the late Pat Hume, Dr Mike Ryan of the World Health Organisation, and former Governor of Mountjoy Prison John Lonergan.