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Irish Maritime award for MacSweeney

2nd April 2008
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Afloat columnist and RTÉ marine correspondent Tom MacSweeney has been chosen as maritime person of the year. The award presentation was made at the recent Maritime Ball in Galway.

According to the organisers, “the award is made to a person who has demonstrated exceptional performance or achievement in a marine-related field. The committee felt that Tom has made and continues to make, a significant contribution to marine issues on this island. He was instrumental in the setting up of the Seascapes programme, and has been a long-time supporter of the work of the lifeboats in Ireland and also of all those who both make a living on or simply enjoy our seas. The RTÉ news coverage of maritime affairs reflects the station’s commitment. It is well deserved and it is long overdue.”

 

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