The 30Under30 Awards Celebrated Irish Women Last Night

The 30Under30 Awards Celebrated Irish Women Last Night

26 Jul 2017

The second annual U Magazine 30Under30 awards took place in No.22 last night. This award ceremony is a favourite of ours as it celebrates Irish women thriving in a diverse range of industries including science, sport, media, music, charity, entrepreneurship and many more. Given the level of talent invited to the event we were proud to have our very own Rachael Ryan and Doireann Garrihy nominated for awards.


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Rachael Ryan is a workhorse in Spin Towers so we were delighted she was nominated in the #30Under30 Radio category. She juggles hats producing Spin Talk during the week and presenting the Saturday Night Takeover at the weekend. In her spare time Rachael makes documentaries and volunteers with the Dublin Simon Community, two passions which will come together this Sunday when her documentary 'Home' is aired on Spin1038 at 10am. She goes behind the headlines of homelessness to tell the stories of the clients of Dublin's Simon Community and makes the housing crisis human.


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Doireann Garrihy, one half of our Zoo Crew duo with Martin Guilfoyle, won Rising Star 2017! Rising Star is spot on as Doireann's social media fame has soared this year. Doireann was no stranger to fame before this year having appeared on TV3 as our entertainment reporter many times last year but following her wildly popularly impressions of Irish personalities on Snapchat, Doireann has landed numerous TV gigs off her own back.

Keep an eye on our gals over the coming months, they're only getting started! The full list of winners from last night are listed below if you're looking for some female role models.

 Fashion & Beauty, sponsored by Penneys

Beauty Innovation – Pamela Laird

Beauty Industry – Aimee Connelly

Fashion Innovation – Aisling Duff

Fashion Industry – Caoimhe Hill

Style Icon – Louise O’Reilly

 Social Contribution & Activism, sponsored by 2FM

Social Activist – Una Minh Kavanagh

Thought Changer – Joanne O’Riordan

Political Contribution – Maeve O’Rourke

Trailblazer – Orla Tinsley

Charitable Contribution – Fadhila Hajji

 Technology & Innovation, sponsored by BMW

Tech Founder – Emerald de Leeuw

Commercial Innovation – Jennifer Hourihane

STEM – Ciara Clancy

Tech Innovation – Ailbhe Keane

Tech Trailblazer – Lorna McGinn

 Business & Finance

Entrepreneur – Fiona Edwards Murphy

Start Up – Katie McGloin

Commercial Innovation – Aoibheann O’Daly

E-Commerce – Paula O’Connor

Game Changer – Caroline Foran

Food – Aoife Noonan

 Art & Entertainment, sponsored by Perfectil

Sport – Karen Duggan

Comedy – Aoife Dooley

Literature – Eilis Barrett

Art – Chanelle Walshe

Film – Róisín O’Donovan

Radio – Teresanne O’Reilly

Music – Faye O’Rourke

Theatre – Stefanie Preissner

TV – Bláthnaid Treacy


Campaign of the Year – Repeal the 8th

Rising Star – Doireann Garrihy

Judges Choice – Republic of Ireland Women’s National Team