Longford man nominated for Dochas Global citizen award

A Longford man, who has dedicated his life to helping Irish charity Goal, is one of three people in the running to be named as the winner of the Dochas Global citizen for 2018 tonight at a gala ceremony

Well known photographer Tiernan Dolan, who has worked with GOAL for over 30 years, is nominated for the accolade along with Éamonn Meehan, former Executive Director of Trócaire and “Maureen Forrest, founder of The Hope Foundation

The award is aimed at celebrating an outstanding individual, who inspires and empowers others to work towards ending global injustice and inequality

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Former President of Ireland Mary Robinson is also set to receive a special lifetime achievement award tonight.

Speaking to Shannonside FM, Tiernan says it a great honour to be held in such high company as his fellow finalists: