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Presidential Distinguished Service Awards

The Presidential Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad is presented by the President every year.

It recognises the service given to this country or to Irish communities abroad by those who live outside Ireland.

>>Tánaiste announces recipients of the Presidential Distinguished Service Award 2023
19 October 2023

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PDSA Awards

Valuable contribution

The scheme is primarily aimed at Irish citizens, those entitled to Irish citizenship, and persons of Irish descent, but is open to all people living abroad.

The hard work, energy and dedication of nominees makes a valuable contribution to people’s lives and is deserving of our gratitude, recognition and respect.

2022 Recipients

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