Nominations sought for International Tipperary Peace Awards

Nominations sought for International Tipperary Peace Awards

Mr Martin Quinn

Tipperary Peace Convention has announced that it is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Tipperary International Peace Award. The nomination process is open to members of the public and to representatives of organisations and associations. A short list of nominees will be announced in January 2018 and the Award winner will be announced thereafter.

The Award will be presented in Tipperary on a date to be confirmed in 2018. The Tipperary Peace Award was founded in 1984 with the first recipient being the late Seán McBride, one of the founders of Amnesty International. Past recipients include former South African President the late Nelson Mandela, former President of Ireland, Professor Mary McAleese and Senator Martin McAleese, the late Senator Edward Kennedy & Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith, the late Senator Gordon Wilson, Pakistani school girl Malala Yousafzai, former US Secretary of State John Kerry and the Syria Civil Defence White Helmets. Tipperary Peace Convention now welcomes nominations for the 2017 Award. Nominations must be submitted in writing and should include a brief resume of the person/s work for peace and why you consider that the person/s should receive the Tipperary International Peace Award. Nominations should be sent to the Hon. Secretary, Tipperary Peace Convention, Tipperary Town, Co. Tipperary and the closing date for receipt of nominations is Friday December 22nd, 2017. Nominations can be submitted by E-Mail to: martinquinns@eircom.net or to tipppeace@gmail.com