Two Irish Charities win the European Parliament Citizen's Prize
Irish Men's Sheds Association and Inner City Helping Homeless (ICHH), have been presented a prestigious award by the President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani.
The European Citizen's Prize was launched by the European Parliament in 2008 to recognise exceptional achievements by Europeans. The award was given to two Irish charities as an acknowledgement of all the volunteer work that the groups have undertaken. The ICHH is dedicated to helping Dublin's homeless and those gripped by the housing crisis in Ireland's capital. The Irish Men's Sheds Association are based across rural and urban areas providing safe and open spaces where men can discuss emotional and health issues without stigmatisation.
The ICHH was nominated by Sinn Fein MEPs Lynn Boylan, Matt Carthy, Martina Anderson and Liadh Ní Riada while The Irish Men's Shed Association was nominated for the prize by Fine Gael MEPs Seán Kelly, Deirdre Clune, Mairéad McGuinness and Brian Hayes.
Both groups were awarded the prize by the President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, in Brussels and congratulated by a number of politicians who were in attendance at the ceremony.