The Irish Tatler Women of the Year Awards are more relevant than ever

The Irish Tatler Women of the Year Awards are more relevant than everIrish Tatler

Celebrating the achievements of women across all careers and life spectrums has always been worthwhile but seems all the more important now.

In an era of #metoo, as women step up to share their stories and champion others, celebrating those who beat the odds, change the game or achieve excellence in their field is essential. It shines a light on all that is possible and encourages others to be the best version of themselves.

The Irish Tatler Women of the Year awards have long celebrated and honoured amazing Irish women. 

Women like Senator Lynn Ruane

“[Lynn] is a breath of fresh air – breaking rules and boundaries all over the place” Norah Casey, Businesswoman

Having left school at 15 after becoming a mother, to daughter Jordanne, Lynn returned to education to study addiction, before enrolling full time in Trinity College at age 27. She ran as an independent candidate for the Seanad in 2016, winning a seat for the University of Dublin consistency. As her political career continues to soar, she has also just published her autobiography, People Like Me.


Women like businesswoman Evelyn O’Toole

“Evelyn has a fantastic story, but she does it all quietly. She’s overcome some amazing challenges. To manage and build up an Irish company to €7.5million is extremely rare.” Sarita Johnston, Enterprise Ireland

Clifden native, Evelyn founded contract laboratory company, Complete Laboratory Solutions (CLS) after being made redundant. From humble beginnings she has grown CLS into a multi-million euro company with a staff of over 150. In the last decade, she has doubled CLS’ lab space and established operations in the UK, Europe and parts of America. She has diversified into other industries too and holds contracts with several large corporations.

Women like GAA player Rena Buckley

“Rena has become the most decorated player, of any gender, with a record All-Ireland medal haul of 18. It’s an incredible achievement.” Jacqui Hurley, RTE sports broadcaster

Cork native Rena is a record breaking GAA All-Star (and physiotherapist). She is the only player in GAA history – male or female – to win a massive 18 All-Ireland medals. She’s also the first woman to captain a county team to both Gaelic football and camogie wins. Although Rena called time on her inter-county career this year, she leaves a glittering list of accomplishments in sport.


Join us for the Irish Tatler Women of the Year awards 2018 in Dublin’s Clayton Hotel on 20 October as we celebrate the successes and achievements of brave, bold and innovative Irish women.

For tickets and more information about this special evening, click here. 

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