The People of the Year Awards, which are organised by Rehab and sponsored by QUINN-healthcare, are now in their 37th year and are amongst the longest-running awards events in the country. This year the awards will be broadcast live on RTÉ One. The award ceremony will be hosted by Gráinne Seoige who presents the awards for the fourth time. The awards are widely seen as one of the highest accolades a person can receive in Ireland and a means to give public recognition to the achievements of those who, in their own way, have made such a positive impact on Irish society. The awards recognise a unique range of people - from unsung heroes who have quietly made a difference and enhanced the lives of others in communities, to the household names who have made a real difference to people's lives on a national and international level.