Former President, Ballina native Mary Robinson is to be honoured at this year’s EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, which take place this evening.

Ms Robinson has been chosen as the recipient of this year’s special recognition award for “her dedication to addressing the global climate crisis, her ability to bring about huge positive change, and her track record of revolutionising every role she has taken on.”

Roger Wallace, partner lead for the awards says “we have chosen Mary Robinson for this award as she displays many key characteristics that are shared by successful entrepreneurs, including her ability to see no challenge as impossible.

Her kind intelligence, tenacity and resilience truly make her an unstoppable force for positive change in the world and we are delighted to honour her in this way.”

As with last year, the 2021 EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards are taking place virtually this year, with an in-person event only involving each of the finallists and a guest.

Now in its 24th year, the awards programme works to recognise, promote and build a supportive community around Ireland’s high-growth entrepreneurs.