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Reality award for Peter McVerry

pmcvaward_01On 22 October at the annual Reality Awards (sponsored by Reality magazine), Peter McVerry was named their Person of the Year, as follows: “We are honouring Fr Peter McVerry as our Person of the Year for his consistently insightful analysis of the Celtic Tiger and the impact the recession has had on Irish society as well as his championing of the rights of the most disadvantaged in society.” The annual awards are given in recognition of the individual and collective contibutions of people and institutions to the Church and Irish Society. The Iona Insititute won the award for Church Organisation of the Year, and Book of the Year award went to Presbyterian Minister Rev Ruth Patterson for her most recent publication, Looking Back to Tomorrow: A Spirituality for Between the Times. Photo by John McElroy.